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  •  Corporate personhood is not the law (1+ / 0-)
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    just because five corrupt Supreme Court Justices say it is.  We can read the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the writings surrounding them, and we know exactly what corporations are regarded as under them: Nothing, or even threats to freedom.

    Business doesn't know the difference between making money and taking money.

    by Troubadour on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:28:55 PM PDT

    •  If Bank of America is nothing (3+ / 0-)
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      johnny wurster, Lujane, Vatexia

      Then you can't sue them, can you?

    •  Actually, it is (0+ / 0-)

      The Supreme Court is, under our Constitution, the ultimate arbiter of what is and is not the law of the land, subject to the Court's interpretation of the Constitution.

      If we don't like the Court's interpretation, we can have the laws rewritten to achieve the desired end without running afoul of the law as defined by SCOTUS, or we can seek a Constitutional amendment to eliminate the Court's reading. But yes, anything five Supreme Court justices (corrupt or not) say is the law of the land is, by definition, the law of the land.

      It does us no good to claim that things are not as they are. All that does is set us up to rail against the wrong problems, and thus to fail in our efforts to correct them.

      "Do it in the name of Heaven; you can justify it in the end..." - Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter

      by pragmaticidealist on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 09:18:45 PM PDT

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