Here’s one of the best speakers in Congress, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, introducing the idea of a constitutional amendment that would reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allows corporations and special interest groups to spend unlimited funds on political campaigns. Sanders says he does not propose this bill lightly:

The Constitution of this country has served us well for more than 200 years, but when the Supreme Court says that for purposes of the First Amendment, corporations are people, that writing checks from the company’s bank account is constitutionally-protected speech and that attempts by the federal government and states to impose reasonable restrictions on campaign ads are unconstitutional, when that occurs, our democracy is in grave danger.