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  •  "corporations are people, my friend" (2+ / 0-)
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    Pescadero Bill, cybersaur

    You've highlighted a point that seems to get lost in these pie fights, one that is so blindingly obvious it gets overlooked;
    Corporations are made up of people (and their rules, mission statements, balance sheets, etc). This is true of nonprofits and for-profits alike.

    Those people already have rights.
    They should not get a second set of rights.
    That's unfair, and unAmerican.

    This is a setup in which anyone in a position of power in any corporation gets two whacks at every ball.
    This deprives others (in the corporation or society at large) of an equal opportunity to exercise their rights, which are actually enshrined in the constitution, not in a radical and corrupt SCOTUS ruling.

    Does the Tea Party, or #Occupy have its own, distinct set of rights, aside from the rights of the people making up that movement, party, or union?
    no, they don't. And they shouldn't. They exist as an expression of the exercise of the rights of the people who comprise those organizations; in short, they are the fruit of those exercises, not the root.

    One does not need to delve into the fine print of corporate charters or obscure points of constitutional law to see this for what it is; a second vote for every 1%'er on every issue.
    That is the essence of unfairness.

    I wrote Bernie to ask him to put his argument in these terms.

    Class war has consequences, and we are living them.

    by kamarvt on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 06:33:17 AM PST

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