Free the Corporations

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    An interesting point and one worth consideration, no need for another Civil War, this time we just set them free, stop bailing them out etc. What do you think? Freedom, freedom, freedom....

    "Now, if it is assumed that corporations are persons and are thus entitled to 1st Amendment rights (at least in the United States) it would certainly seem to follow that they are entitled to all the rights of persons. Or, at the very least, the other constitutional rights.

    Corporations can, of course, be owned. In fact, common stock is bought and sold as a matter of routine business and provides an ownership share in a corporation. Since corporations are people, this means that people are being allowed to legally own other people. Owning another person is, of course, slavery. While slavery was legal at one time in the United States, the 13th amendment is rather clear on this matter..."

    Talking Philosophy | Liberate the Corporations?


    "Candidates appealed to voters mostly by appealing to their ethnic and social identities, “waving the bloody shirt” to remind their audiences of the treasonable crimes the other side had committed during the bitter culture wars of the Sixties—the 1860s, that is. No matter who won, the local and federal governments were understood—with good reason—to be the wholly owned creatures of corporate entities whose enormous wealth dwarfed that of the governments themselves. When offices changed hands, the new group of political professionals and their sponsors were the only people likely to benefit. Any and all appeals to the court system were useless. Just thirty years after it had supported a federal income tax to fund the Civil War, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the very practice unconstitutional, an “assault upon capital” and the start of “a war of the poor against the rich.” In 1886, the Court wielded the Fourteenth Amendment, which guaranteed the rights of freed slaves, as a shield against the regulation of big business, ruling that corporations were now somehow the same as people." the depository: The Vanishing Liberal by Kevin Baker
     
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    Interesting. I would love to see someone challenge them on this.
     
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    What? So now Obama was wrong to bail them out?

    Are the left finally criticizing their Messiah?
     
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    Corporations like Goldman Sachs, AIG, GM, Chrysler, GE, Solyndra.............?

    OP crash....OP burn......
     
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    Watch it, you are going to turn into a conservative if you aren't careful.
     
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    What the hell does this have to do with Obama?
     
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    Corporations as we have allowed them to develop are the Frankenstiens of our age.
     
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    Can't be! She put in a 'wise' quote and a link. :lol:
     
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    'She?' Is that schoolyard code or did your wingnut teleprompter malfunction? Thought all your knowledge came in through some device that you still haven't explained? You never answered my question quoted below, and the quote in the OP referenced our history, not everyone knows how similar history can be at times. But you know all, somehow, explain?

    - I am always amazed that the best criticism the right wingers can give is that you backup your ideas with either quotations or sources. Do conservatives sit in empty noiseless rooms, and then through some magical unknown and unexplained medium, receive their brains, their minds and their knowledge. Can a wingunt please explain that process so that it makes sense to those of us who live in a world of information that must be culled, explained, and held up against the real world in which we live. Please tell us how that works, that ability you have to know things that you never heard, read or were told? I'll wait for your explanation of life and learning in the vacuum of dark matter, life outside the social sphere. Should be interesting.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/economy/202038-entitlement-2.html#post4641973
     
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    How can you free a corporation when by definition is it a privately owned entity.
    A kind of slavery?
     

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