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Miles to Go

On October 20th, just a few days away, 60 year old brothers Laird and Robin Monahan end their 3000 mile walk across the US to support a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood.

This is the defining issue of our time. A time when we, as a nation, revisit the tyranny that sparked the first American Revolution. We are not done. We are not even at the end of the beginning. It is our job now to wake up the rest of our nation to the peril our Democracy is in. We stand in the shoes of Paul Revere. “…and I have miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost.

As the brothers put it, when the Supreme Court decided in Citizens United that corporations were people and money was free speech, they legalized political bribery.



  1. Alvin B. wrote:

    If more of us were not so busy trying to earn a couple of dollars to survive, we might join the resistance.

    Corporate Personhood indeed seems to be the issue that is the end of “Freedom and Democracy” as we thought we knew it.

    Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Mad Hatter wrote:

    We really do need an organized, wide spread, grassroots resistance to what is going on now in terms of corporations and big money taking over the government. The Democratic Party hasn’t done enough but it’s really going to get worse when the Republicans gain more control in the Congress and State governments.

    …and NO I’m not talking “Tea Party”. The irony is that when you hear “Tea Party” and some of the rhetoric about resisting Government’s encroaching on citizens you would think that this would be the kind of movement I’m talking about. Until you realize that the “Tea Party” was started and is sponsored by the Big Money folks whose goal is to take the Government from “we the people”.

    Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:49 am | Permalink