Tuesday, June 15, 2010

165 / Corporations Are Not Persons

I don't care what the Supreme Court says, corporations are not persons, like you and me.

In the recent Citizens United case, the Supreme Court has reinforced its long time commitment to corporate dominance of our economy and politics. Now, thanks to Citizens United, the free speech "rights" of corporate persons cannot be limited.

Since corporations are created according to the laws we devise, we need to devise a new set of laws, beginning with a Constitutional principle:
All corporations are created pursuant to the laws and regulations enacted by the people, and the people may therefore regulate and limit the conduct of corporations as such laws and regulations provide. The Constitutional protections provided to natural persons shall not be provided to corporations.
Why not something like that?

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