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    problem that I developed in law school and that is the need for evidence.  I do not agree or disagree with your post because you cite what seems to be specific examples but forget to cite the specific example.  Do you have case names or citations?  Also, the Black quotation is good but I don't really understand it without some context.

    Corporations have done many evils in their history.  They have never, however, been "natural persons" as you suggest.  Despite corporate evil, they are necessary to our society.  They provide us with jobs and LOTS of tax dollars.  I am sure they avoid through their Grand Caymen subsidiaries as much as they pay but that is a problem for another day.  If you take away a corporation's right to not be subject to unreasonable searches and seizures; if you take away their right to contribute to the political process; if you take away many of the Constitutional protections afforded to corporations you will undoubtedly create a disincentive to the formation of corporations and that would be catastrophic.  If you shut down GM, GE, Boeing, etc. would you like to be the person who tells those hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of workers that they no longer have a job?  Would you want to be the one who tells their families?

    "The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country." -RFK

    by apmiller on Sun Jul 24, 2005 at 04:37:18 AM PDT

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