Tag Archives: Constitutional amendments

Michigan’s 6 ballot proposals and how I intend to vote

Other than trying my best to convince folks to vote for Syed Taj and Barack Obama, and against the likes of “mentally unbalanced” Tea Party-favorite Kerry Bentivolio, the race-baiting Pete Hoekstra, and the climate change denying serial liar Mitt Romney, I haven’t really said much about the upcoming election. To be honest, I didn’t think […]

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Hoekstra advocates for the repeal of the 17th Amendment, suggesting that Washington insiders and special interests could do a better job of picking our senators

Our favorite race-baiting candidate for Senate, Pete Hoekstra, is in the national spotlight again. This time it’s for comments he made concerning the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution, which, as you may remember from sixth-grade history class, passed in 1913, allowing American citizens the opportunity to directly elect their Senators by popular vote. (Prior to […]

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Bernie Sanders introduces the Saving American Democracy Amendment, needs our support

Late last week, Senator Bernie Sanders proposed a constitutional amendment to correct the judicial travesty known as Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission. Following is a clip from the Senator’s press release. Warning that “American democracy in endangered,” Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that […]

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State Senator Rebekah Warren to propose constitutional ban on for-profit schools in Michigan

Occasionally, I scoop AnnArbor.com, like yesterday, with my story about the break-in at Beezy’s. But, more often than not, they scoop me. This, I suppose, is to be expected, as, from what I’m told, they employ several people who work all day, and not just at night, after they’ve put their daughters to bed. At […]

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Move to Amend chapter to open in Ypsi/Arbor, challenge concept of corporate personhood

Some local folks are starting an Ypsi/Arbor chapter of a national organization dedicated to the elimination of so-called “corporate personhood.” Their names are Reagan M. Sova and Joel Skene, and I thought that I’d take the opportunity to ask them some questions. Following is our brief, but dense conversation. MARK: So, I hear that you’re […]

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