What kind of person is the Corporation?

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    I'm watching a movie called "the Corporation" and it sheds light about business influence on our politics, environment and psyche *sp

    Can anyone explain why corporations should be considered a person with a persons rights but none of the liability?

    Doesn't make sense
     
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    The legal parsing of "person" and "individual" is deliberate and is designed to serve the desires of the state.

    Do yourself a favor and check out 1040 long form instructions as to who is liable for the income tax.
     
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    What kind of person is a Union??
     
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    The corporate kind, same as every other corporation.

    In other words, a legal fiction, a contrivance.

    The SCOTUS made a terible mistake granting corporations essantially the same rights as people, folks.

    Its a terrible mistake if you're a conservative or a liberal.

    Its a terrible mistake if you believe in government of by and for the people.

    Why?

    Because though the way we charter corporations democracy has become a complete joke.
     
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    Yes Virginia, there really are dumb questions.
    Person, singular
    Union, not singular
     
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    Huh?

    For example there was a study done where they looked at companies for one week and in one week they found 57 corporations doing business with enemies to the U.S. including terrorist groups.

    In Chochabama Bechtel privatized water, yes Water. Even rain water!

    2000 Cochabamba protests - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    What Happened next was worst.

     
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    I'd ask you to explain why you think giving associations of people some of the same rights as people is a bad idea. But you'd screw that up too.
    I thought libs were in favor of free speech. Who knew?
     
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    Take the reason you think it's OK for a union to have the same rights as a person.

    then replace union with corporation, and you have answered your own question.
     
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    Translation; You got me. I lack the brains and balls to respond to this obvious comparison. I'm just pissed that the SCOTUS leveled the playing feild.
     
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    Actually, he's right.

    The incorporated states, incorporated cities and the District of Columbia Corporation are the same legal fiction "persons".
     

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