Cenk Uygur has formed an organization specifically geared toward the states. The goal is to produce a Constitutional Amendment that repeals the designation of corporations as people.

Many of us have argued for a long time that corporations are not people and should not enjoy the legal status of persons, so this is a welcome development and a natural addition to Occupy Wallstreet.

In addition, Cenk’s notion that we make campaigns completely publicly financed and limit individual donations to $100 is an excellent one.

Click here if you want to learn more about Cenk’s WolfPac.

How to Regain Our Democracy

by Cenk Uygur

Declaration of Independence

Our politicians are bought. Everyone knows it. Conservatives know it just as much as liberals do. And libertarians have probably known it all along. The Democrats are bought and the Republicans even more so. They don’t represent us. They represent their donors. We have taxation without representation. Our democracy is in serious trouble.

We must regain our ability to make a difference, to have our votes count. Right now, corporate interests and special interests dominate our politics because they can spend unlimited money. Unfortunately, in this current system money speaks louder than words. The pen might be mightier than the sword, but the checkbook is far mightier than the pen. In the congressional races in 2008, the candidate who had more money won more than 93% of the time. Our representatives don’t serve us; they serve the people who pay them — their corporate funders.

So, how can we change that? Well, we can build an army of American citizens willing to fight back against the corporate machines. We can also fight money with money. But we have to concentrate all of our resources into one single attack — making sure we take corporate money out of politics. Now, you can never stop rich people from spending their own money on their political ideology. But that has happened throughout our history and we have survived that. What has changed in the last 30 years is the power of corporate money, which is nearly unlimited.

Starting in 1978, the Supreme Court opened the spigot to corporate spending in politics. Since then, the average American has seen their wages stagnate and their share of taxes rise significantly, while corporations have seen their tax burden shrink and the top 1% has literally tripled their income. There has been a massive redistribution of wealth in this country. And it’s going straight to the top.

There is one answer though. It is the one thing that is above Congress and the Supreme Court — a constitutional amendment. We must pass an amendment saying that corporations are not people and they do not have the right to spend money to buy our politicians. Corporations have no soul. They are profit-making robots. They are not endowed by their creator with inalienable rights. They are legally created fictions that are charged with maximizing profit without any concern for morality. They can and they must be stopped before they destroy our democracy.

We are not against the existence of corporations, we are only against their ability to buy and control our government. Robots can be useful, but that doesn’t mean we should let them run our democracy. We must not allow multinational corporations to infringe upon American sovereignty. This is supposed to be a democracy run by citizens, not by international, unaccountable business and financial interests.

The objective of Wolf Pac will be to raise money and raise an army for the sole purpose of passing this amendment. We need a constitutional revolution. Please join us and help retake our democracy.

28th Amendment

Corporations are not people. They have none of the constitutional rights of human beings. Corporations are not allowed to give money to any politician, directly or indirectly. No politician can raise over $100 from any person or entity. All elections must be publicly financed.

Join the Fight Now, in order to make this amendment a reality, we must take a series of concrete steps. The objective of Wolf Pac is not theory, it is results. We will pass the amendment and we will regain our democracy. Here is how we’re going to do it.

We must gather up an a fighting force. We need programmers and organizers and lawyers and leaders. We need this movement to be in all 50 states. So, first we are doing a call for generals in this army. Please write into us and tell us what your expertise is and how you can help. If you can volunteer, great; if you can contribute, great. But we need you no matter what. There is no secret money behind this. There is no profit in it other than for our democracy. That’s why this movement must be people powered.

Unfortunately it appears that our Congress is completely infected with the virus. So proposing an amendment through Congress seems hopeless. But luckily there is another way. We can do this purely at the state level. The states can call for a constitutional convention and they can ratify an amendment that comes out of one. And there is nothing our corrupt federal government can do about it.

We are hoping that the first wave of volunteers help us organize at the state level. Let’s go occupy the states! Can you imagine all 50 state houses occupied until the people get what they want — their democracy back! It can happen. You can make it happen. Joint the fight. Now, it’s our time. Get up, it’s time to get them back.

Join WolfPac here

Original post on HuffingtonPost.com

39 Responses to “Wolf Pac”

  1. We should use the money to buy our very own Republican. That way we can have some one on the GoP with the good guys !

  2. haw bindrunder says:

    The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur had on our John Amato. They talked about Cenk’s new Wolf-PAC and what it would take to amend the Constitution.

  3. I an audit of the Fed and raising taxes, but I don’t think either of those things ends or addresses “corporatism.”

  4. been studying this from different angles last few years, as to what the most likely catalyst will be in order to facilitate a nuclear exchange. The 3 main things come up with that I believe is the most likely is: 1.) Energy Instability (reduced or cut off of foreign oil), 2.) Political Instability ( 2nd US civil war & of missle control), 3.) Communistic nation expansion by means of China (a lot of mouths to feed). I think it is inevitable to some degree.

  5. oh man Syria is looking pretty bad… bringing down peaceful and Democratic protests with the use of violence. Silencing the brave who try to be heard. Oh wait this isnt Syria, or Lybia, or Egypt… Its the fricken United States of America.. Fail.

  6. Either,you misread my comment or I clear enough.(Or you are a troll, which is my honest assumption of you after reading your argument with are right a mixed market “does” work, if there is little government involvement and by little I mean 0.01%. I gave you evidence, the 700 billion bank bailout in 2009. If you havent been living in the circle for the past decade you should know what talking about. Also,Slavery made the U.S. what it is today… go read

  7. loan: Banks Got Free Money From Fed: The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on how the Federal Reserve gave insanely lo…

  8. Cenk Uygur is a cross between psycho ex-boyfriend and the kid that throws a tantrum because he only got one TV set for Xmas.

  9. hoogt charles says:

    So, Cenk Uygur denies the Armenian Genocide and wears the term “Young Turks” as a source of pride, but Obama’s worse than Bush.

  10. better way is to go in front of the white house and tell Obama that they will do everything in their power to make sure that he loses. Obama will get everyone in line, they all should be in DC where dr King gave his speech

  11. Can You Make Millions Writing E-Books?: Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss the story of Amanda Hocking, a 26 y…

  12. mcwhiteli says:

    Shoq groups like Wolf-PAC and the 99% Declaration have come from Occupy – I thin you paint with too gCe6

  13. They still arrest you for taking YOUR money out. It is your money…..they may try to keep your money, but they do it!!!!! Find a local bank, look around and talk to people to see about the smaller banks. This will send them a big, big message!!!!

  14. kora baum says:

    Q.: If the host of CNN’s “The Situation Room” a campaign fundraiser, what would he call it? A.: The Wolf PAC!

  15. there is one, called The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on Current TV, free speech like no other available to the public, hands down –

  16. brechionst bolton says:

    Well I wasn’t in the compo, but they got Samsung Galaxy’s the young ones tho.. & One girl got 2,000 dollars

  17. Montana Gov. gave a good speech this morning in Missoula. We agree that corporatism needs to end, but the rest was politics

  18. tas cova says:

    We’re the Wolf PAC — and we’re coming… to New Mexico! Corporations ARE NOT PEOPLE! Join our Army! We need YOU!

  19. Wolf PAC: Release the Kraken! – I’m very excited to hear about progress for a constitutional amendment against Citizens United. –

  20. ten kampal says:

    On Reliable at 11, Jose Antonio Vargas (Time author, still here illegally), Cenk Uygur & Matt Lewis on coverage of Obama’s immigration move

  21. bargosdall des says:

    Hey you should check out this guy Cenk_Uygur. Pretty bad_Ass dude! Just watched him on Reliable Sources CNN. *Reminds me of you?

  22. gobascaled cer says:

    ☮ : Bradley Manning – American Hero. Cenk Uygur on Fire at OccupyLA.Bradley Manning – American Hero. Cenk Uy… ▼

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    just remember that you’re from the WEST and you need to keep the wolf PAC up to date, just like does

  24. undschweiy youstofin says:

    I’m not voting for the open misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, racism, corporatism and HATE of the GOP. But the dems are barely progressive!

  25. Cenk Uygur from the Young Turks did the math yesterday, I bet you could find it on YouTube right now

  26. daman siewiciot says:

    & another difference, in corporatism they’re playing w/fiat & passing risk along to taxpayers not private ownership assuming rsk –

  27. iza zeppente says:

    Everyone can now watch Cenk Uyur, Lawrence Lessig, Trevor Potter LIVE from UCLA this Saturday. To RSVP and get a…

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  29. baud wilman says:

    RT Wolf PAC Quote of the Day:

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    Cause corporations love the taste of that titty bitty of the nanny state. Private profits and public lo …

  31. RT Wolf PAC Quote of the Day:

    “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

  32. hught rimbo says:

    Capitalism is Dead and the GOP Killed it. What We Have Now is Corporatism (Corporate Fascism). Welcome to America™ … –

  33. used to be the land of the free and the home of the Col. Morris Davis told Current TV host Cenk Uygur…

  34. Cenk Uygur On Why He Left MSNBC: ‘I Didn’t Want To Work In A Place… That Didn’t Challenge Power’ –

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  36. facilli nabbe says:

    Cenk Uygur TYT Current TV Eliz Warren is the new Sheriff of Wall St” and “Obama is cracking down on WHISTLEBLOWERS?????”

  37. koennieste tysiacinde says:

    How Did We Get Here: A Brief History of Monsanto and the US Government http://www.occupymonsanto360.org “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because… –

  38. wok paivry says:

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