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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Right-Wing Billionaires Are Trying to Rewrite the Constitution—We Can't Let Them
For the last 40 years, right-wing billionaires have been working to rewrite the Constitution.
They are now closer than ever to achieving their goal. We cannot let them succeed.
What They're Doing
Right-wing billionaires are funding organizations that are working to promote a constitutional convention. A constitutional convention is a meeting of delegates from all over the country who would come together to rewrite the Constitution. This is a dangerous proposition for many reasons.
First and foremost, it would be a highly undemocratic process. The delegates would not be elected by the people; they would be chosen by state legislatures, many of which are controlled by Republicans. This means that the delegates would not be representative of the American people as a whole.
Second, there is no guarantee that the delegates would limit themselves to just amendments. They could completely rewrite the Constitution, which would put our most basic rights and freedoms at risk. The right to free speech, freedom of religion, and even the right to vote could all be eliminated.
And third, a constitutional convention would be a breeding ground for corruption. With so much power concentrated in one place, it would be ripe for special interests and lobbyists to hijack the process for their own gain.
We Cannot Let Them Win
We cannot allow right-wing billionaires to rewrite the Constitution. We must fight back against their attempts to subvert our democracy. Here's how:
First, we need to pressure state legislatures to reject any calls for a constitutional convention. We must make our voices heard and let them know that we will not stand for this undemocratic power grab.
Second, we need to support organizations that are fighting against a constitutional convention, such as Common Cause and Free Speech For People. These groups are on the front lines of this battle and they need our help.
And finally, we need to work towards overturning Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for unlimited corporate money in politics. Until we do that, billionaires will continue to have an outsized influence on our political process.
Right-wing billionaires are trying to subvert our democracy by rewriting the Constitution. We cannot let them succeed. We must fight back against their attempts to hijack our government for their own gain. Only by coming together and raising our voices will we be able to protect our rights and freedoms from their attacks.