Occupy Wall Street's Next Act-To Ocupy Dollar Bills-Another Great Idea from Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, major financial supporter of OWS and the man behind flavors such as Cherry Garcia, Chubby Hubby and Jamaican Me Crazy, is rolling out a plan to stamp out corporate money in US politics. Ben and OWS are teaming up with Move to Amend to distribute rubber stamps with anti-corporate election spending messages so that the politically-minded can mark their dollar bills.

The goal of Move to Amend is to secure a constitutional amendment that says “corporations do not enjoy the same protected rights as individuals and that money is not a form of speech.” Their website titled 'We the People, Not We the Corporations' says in part, "We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule."

The organizers plan to use slogans like “Corporations are not people,” “Money is not speech” and “Not to be used for bribing politicians,” will now adorn currency in an Occupy cash campaign. OWS is in the process of expanding its reach horizontally, to mimic its organization perhaps, and to encourage everyone everywhere to Occupy All Streets.

What a great, eye opening, idea. Especially in the US where they still use one dollar bills and where those small bills are found in every one's wallet and purse everywhere in the country. It's a bummer that up here in the Great White North it might not work very well because we have $1 and $2 coins so our smallest denomination bills are $5. Plus up here currency itself is very seldom used, almost every person uses either debit or credit cards for almost every transaction. Maybe we could make stamps saying 'STOP HARPER' and just go around stamping all kinds of stuff willy-nilly.