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  •  How Radical Sly Seems Today. (7+ / 0-)

    Jefferson and Madison fought for a Bill of Rights 11th Amendment freedom from economic monopoly.

    Most Americans don’t know it but Thomas Jefferson, along with James Madison worked assiduously to have an 11th Amendment included into our nation’s original Bill of Rights. This proposed Amendment would have prohibited “monopolies in commerce.” The amendment would have made it illegal for corporations to own other corporations, or to give money to politicians, or to otherwise try to influence elections. Corporations would be chartered by the states for the primary purpose of “serving the public good.” Corporations would possess the legal status not of natural persons but rather of “artificial persons.”
    “We can always count on the Americans to do the wrong thing, after they have dismissed all the helpful possibilities.”

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue May 21, 2013 at 09:45:51 PM PDT

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