To the Editor:
The Boulder County Peace Group endorses Boulder Ballot 2H initiative regarding corporate personhood.
The US military has spent over $1.2 trillion dollars on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The level of military spending is ludicrous. U.S. military expenditures make up almost 50% of global military spending; the U.S. dominates the global arms market; and it has countless more bases, pilotless drones, aircraft carriers and almost anything else military than most other countries combined.
We need to bring the war dollars home.
The conversation about this issue has been taken over by giant corporations who make expensive weapons systems and provide expensive services to the military. These billion-dollar behemoths pour endless funds into lobbying Congress.
The result? We citizens have become powerless to speak seriously to the decision makers. Corporations have too much power.
Boulder should vote to support the measure opposing corporations having the same rights as persons. Doing so sends a powerful message to Congress to pass legislation reversing this ruling. Vote For 2H.
Boulder County Peace Group