We have a small bit of good new tonight. S J Res 19, the Constitutional Amendment to nominally overturn “Citizens Untied” passed the Senate by a vote of 79-18. This a small victory. The measure is highly unlikely to pass the House, which is the next step. Moreover, that it was not filibustered indicates that the GOP was not anxious to block it and is almost certainly playing games.
In fact, S J Res 19 is weak. It does not revoke corporate citizenship, rather it allows Congress to enact “reasonable” regulations. This not only gives power to politicians instead of the people but is such weak language that it might not change the rulings of the Supreme Koch, er, Court one iota.
So this is very small victory. It is, however, a start. It also shows that the Senate, at least, is feeling the heat. We must not let up.
Note: SJ Res 19, also known as the Democracy for a All amendment,actually advanced to debate rather than passing. I am sorry for the mistake.