In this video, Hillary Clinton announces her support for a constitutional amendment to get the corrupting influence of money out of our political system, stop allowing billionaires to hijack our government and restore the democratic principles on which our nation was founded. The revelation is sure to excite progressives who view the Citizen United Supreme Court decision that legalized political bribery as the main flaw of our democracy.
At a round table discussion with concerned students at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa, Clinton declared that:
“We need to fix our dysfunctional political system, and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment, and we need to protect our country from the threats that we see and the ones that are on the horizon.”
Signing such a constitutional amendment would be a historic achievement for the former Secretary of State, and would go a long very long way towards taking our democracy back from Wall Street and corporate polluters. This represents an intriguing shift leftward for the Clinton campaign and a reassuring sign for those of us who are deeply resentful of the way that billionaires and corporations control the Republican Party. Clinton clearly has her finger on the pulse of America’s priorities and knows the changes that need to happen for our nation to cure itself of the monetary cancer that is strangling progress and transparency in Washington.
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Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.