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Helena might join push to change US Constitution to affirm corporations aren't people

October 11, 2018View for printing

Helena city commissioners are considering joining a nationwide push to amend the U.S. Constitution to affirm "human beings, not corporations" are entitled to constitutional rights.

On Wednesday, the commission called for revisions to a Sept. 20 resolution submitted by local engineer Will Garvin. The resolution designates money as "property, not speech," and says corporations are "subservient to human beings." Garvin noted that corporations are not mentioned in the United States Constitution.

The resolution called for Helena to join "530 American towns, cities, counties and states" by calling for an amendment limiting constitutional rights to human beings and revoking the status of political contributions as speech.

MICHAEL WOODEL michael.woodel@helenair.com

https://helenair.com/news/local/helen ... top-story-2

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