Corporations - not natural persons = no natural rights

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Should corporations have the same rights as natural humans?

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    I honestly doubt corporate entities were what Jefferson had in mind when he thought of inalienable rights endowed by a creator. Corporations are not natural human beings, they therefore have no natural rights. Any rights they do have come only by the consent of the governed People.

    The Courts have upheld that corporations are persons as used in the 14th amendment. I think its time we pass a Constitutional amendment to clear this matter up. The amendment should make it clear that corporations are not people under the 14th amendment, and that they have no Constitutionally protected rights whatsoever. Any rights they do have will be defined by the Congress and the state legislatures.
     
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    Congress shall make laws abridging the freedom of speech for the New York Times Corporation, then?


    Moron.
     
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    I highly doubt you know what you're talking about.....awwwwww did the 14th amendment piss you off......
     
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    Can you sue a pile of bricks?
     
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    Congress and the state legislatures should be the arbiter of what rights corporations have yes. Not the courts.
     
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    Is 'the press' a natural person?

    Read the First Amendment, asswipe.
     
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    I'm not saying corporations should not have civil rights. They just have no natural rights because they are not natural humans.

    We the People create these corporate entities - they serve at our pleasure. It is therefore our natural right to define their rights.
     
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    The New York Times Corporations is not.
     
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    Oh, well, then, the government should be able to just barge in and seize their assets... no court order, no nothing.

    Fucking stooge.
     
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    Is 'the press' a natural person, asswipe?
     

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