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Support SJR42 to stop political corruption
Members of Congress are dependent on people who invest in their campaigns. The American taxpayer pays the return on these investments in the form of government contracts, tax breaks and financially favorable legislation for the investors. We will never get a hold on spending or deal with a variety of other problems as long as we fund political campaigns the way we now do. Can the people dependent on the game (Congress) change the game? It seems not. Even if they wanted to, the Supreme Court has made it harder and harder for them to do so. The founding fathers knew there may come a time when Congress was unresponsive to the will of the people, so they outlined in Article V of the Constitution a way by which the states could address the problem and amend the Constitution themselves. Illinois is on the verge of becoming the third state to call for an Article V Convention for the purpose of restoring free and fair elections. SJR42 is the bill. It has passed the Illinois Senate and will be voted on during the veto session in November. Please call your state representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor SJR42.
From the Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2014, issue