Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Corporations aren't people

Corporations have been exploiting the 14th amendment for years, claiming "personhood" (the right of free speech, due process, search and seizure protections, etc). But unlike real people, corporations have no conscience (they're not supposed to ... their bottom line is to make their shareholders money), can live forever, are considerably wealthier than most private individuals, don't need clean water or a healthy environment to survive ... and you can't even put them in jail. When it comes to cold-blooded killing, Philip Morris makes Dracula look like a piker. That's why I was happy to see Thom Hartmann's solution on What Really Happened today. It's time to roll out the death penalty for corporations!

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