By Alyssa Lafage | The Save Jersey Blog
Ever since the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Save Jerseyans, Democrats have criticized the role of Super PACs in politics, claiming that it is a way for evil rich guys like the Koch Brothers to spend unlimited amounts of money thus having too much influence.
A few Democrat State Senators from New Jersey have attempted to take matters into their own hands to address the issue of big money in politics by calling for an Article V Constitutional Convention of the states.
Yeah, let that sink in for a moment. New Jersey Democrats are calling for an Article V convention!
SCR 132, introduced by Senator Linda Greenstein, will be up for discussion during a Committee Hearing in Trenton this afternoon at 1PM in Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, at the State House Annex.
The bill reads in part:
This concurrent resolution makes application to the Congress of the United States of America for a convention to be called under Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the sole, specific and exclusive purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that would limit the corrupting influence of money in our political system including by overturning the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission and related cases.
You can read the entire bill here.
As a supporter of an Article V convention, I shiver at the thought of Democrats leading the charge. This is one of the very things of which skeptics of Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments were fearful.
Side note: While Democrats are some of the most outspoken opponents of big money in politics, they are largely outpacing Republicans in raising and spending money via super PACs; in fact, most of the “mega-donor” individual and organizations in American politics tend to support the Left side of the aisle.