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  •  It might be worth making the point that (5+ / 0-)

    the reference to "investors" suggests Willard does not get the central distinction between the public corporations (national, state, county, municipal) and private corporations.  Not only does he seem unaware that the latter are subordinate to the former, in that states issue charters for private corporations and, as Montana is arguing before the SCOTUS, retain the ability to specify how, where and when private corporations can function in support of the general welfare, but he doesn't appreciate that private corporations are liable to being terminated if they don't comply with the provisions of their charters.
    Moreover, Willard does not appreciate that citizens make up public corporations and their participation in governing is a matter of entitlement, a birthright, rather than investment as a consequence of purchase.
    Conservatives do worry a lot about entitlement because, practically speaking, the title of citizen actually comes with a host of duties and obligations which conservatives are generally either incapable or endemically reluctant to carry out.  Status, in their universe, is supposed to be associated with privilege and favor, not duties and obligations.
    (Which is what makes them really bad public servants).

    The obligations of citizenship, just as a reminder:

    to hold office
    to vote
    to serve on juries
    to petition and create laws
    to provide material support
    to enforce the laws

    Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage" People to Wall Street, "let our money go."

    by hannah on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 08:30:15 AM PDT

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