Corporations are not people and may be regulated. The rights afforded to the human inhabitants of the commonwealth, under this constitution, are not applicable to corporations, limited liability companies or any other corporate entity. Any references to persons, citizens, inhabitants, subjects, men, people, individuals or like terms in this constitution, are not to be construed in any way to be referring to a corporation, limited liability company or any other corporate entities.
Corporations, limited liability companies and any other corporate entity shall do business in this state under the regulation of laws passed by the general court which shall set the rights of such entities to do business to promote the common good and strengthen the social compact of this commonwealth.
Money is not free speech and may be regulated. To protect our political process and the functioning of government to serve in the best interests of the citizens of the commonwealth, money shall not be considered free speech. The general court shall have the power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents for any primary or election of a public official and for ballot measures. This shall include regulation of any advertising for or against any candidate in a primary or election for public office and any ballot measure.
Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to restrain the liberty of the press.
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