Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Live reporting - People's Right

Jeff Roy speaks for the proposed amendment to the US Constitution in favor of People's Rights.

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Needham and Medway had enacted this support this week and there are a number of other communities who have also joined this effort.

Tina Powderly is not sure that this is the right forum and concerned about the precedent that this would set.

Matt Kelley agrees with Councilor Powderly that this is not the right forum.

Graydon Smith, Franklin resident and member of the Long Range Finance Committee. The amendment ironically does nothing for people's rights. The amendment undermines the rights of people. No protection for dissenting voices. (full copy added here

Mr Hill speaking for the amendment, the bill of rights were intended for people not corporations, political entities of corporations have been granted rights more than what the forefathers had in mind. Please pass the resolution supporting the People's Rights. It has to come from cities and towns, it is not going to come from the top down. We the people are giving up the power to corporations unless Franklin steps forward to join this effort.

Bissanti - thanks to Jeff Roy for bringing this forward. It is something that can be done.

Jeff Roy - thank you for engaging in the discussion. I have a general sense of where the Council is at this time.

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