Complete What The Magna Carta Started With The “Move To Amend”

Read this:  This article in The Nation Magazine, by John Nichols takes another look at the Magna Carta after more than 800 years.  While many like to suggest that the Magna Carta actually established democracy.  As this article suggests, “in actuality we still do not have a democracy”.  Yes, the Magna Carta did help to spread the concept that “the rule of law must apply to all—the most generous interpretation of the premises handed down across the centuries from those who on June 15, 1215, forced “the Great Charter of the Liberties” upon King John of England at Runnymede”.  However, it fell short on several fronts, not the least of which was the inability to apply these rules to the most concentrated centers of power today – corporations.  In every way possible, they have become the true rulers of our attempt at democracy.  If we are ever to correct this, then as Nichols says here, “the best celebration of those premises in the United States must be the extension of the movement to amend the US Constitution to declare that corporations are not people, money is not speech, and citizens and their elected representatives have the authority to organize elections—and systems of governance—where our votes matter more than their dollars.”



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