Ralph welcomes Jeffrey Clements, founder of “American Promise,” an organization that seeks to write a 28th Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. He is also author of the book, “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations.” Plus: Listener Questions!
Jeffrey Clements is a founder and president of America Promise which is an organization pushing for a 28th Amendment aimed at getting big money out of our electoral process. Mr. Clements is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy and has practiced law for three decades in public service and private practice. In addition, he is the author of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations.”
“Although the metaphor for ‘corporations as people’ is now something the Supreme Court has accepted and used, what it means is that this sort of fragile human being that is the foundation of our Constitution, of our rights, of our whole system of thinking about democracy has to contend not just with the loudmouths in the room at your local town meeting, not just with people you have different views about when you go to vote, but with literally trillions of dollars of wealth that doesn’t actually have any interest in your community or your food or your water, but only in profit.”
Jeffrey Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations”