CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!

By Jack Jodell, March 28, 2011

JERRY CRITTER over at Critter’s Crap (http://critterscrap.blogspot.com/)  sent me these 10 common sense reasons corporations are NOT people, which he got from a site called www.addictinginfo.org/. For some unknown reason, his transmission ended up in my spam folder, and I just now discovered it. SORRY FOR THE MIX-UP AND DELAY, JERRY. It’s taken me a while to lrarn all the various aspects of this new site, and I didn’t even know I HAD a spam folder! I present this here now for all to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU READING, THIS, JUSTICES ROBERTS, SCALIA, THOMAS, ALITO, AND KENNEDY? You ARE the scoundrels who put forth the RIDICULOUS Citizens United decision which stated that corporations have the same rights as individuals, even though CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!

 

10. Corporations have no form of consciousness on their own.

9. Corporations can’t personally register to vote.

8. Corporations don’t need clean air to breathe.

7. Corporations don’t need clean water to drink.

6. Corporations don’t need to eat food to live.

5. Corporations can dissolve into other corporations and still stay alive.

4. Corporations are inanimate creations manipulated by outside voices.

3. Corporations don’t need to bathe regularly in order to keep a pleasing appearance and smell.

2. Corporations can be in many places at once.

1. Corporations can live forever.

As for those union-hating rednecks out there who errantly claim that “unions are more in the pockets of workers than corporations are”: get a clue, fools. Corporations don’t have their hands in their workers’ pockets ; they just prevent money from going there in the first place! This country’s middle class was CREATED in large part by the influence of labor unions, just as were taken-for-granted-now standards like overtime pay, the 40 hour work week, paid vacations, and many other benefits workers now enjoy they otherwise would not have had! The mythical “free market” had NOTHING whatsoever to do with these things.  Many of its strongest proponents today would have even OPPOSED them!

Labor unions are the ANTIDOTE to corporate greed for the workers they represent, and they PROTECT their workers (and to a lesser extent, the entire public) from the ravages of this corporate greed! They must NOT be eradicated, and must NOT be shut out from making a political contribution to this country, the way certain very irresponsible, far-right and extreme Republican and Tea Party activists like Scott Walker are attempting to do. For without strong labor unions, average citizens have no say in the economic affairs of this country at all!

S I REPEAT LOUD AND CLEAR:

About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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14 Responses to CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!

  1. Absolutely right. Here’s another one: corporations don’t get sent to war zones, having sworn to give their life, if necessary, to defend the country. Corporations don’t send sons and daughters off to do that, either.

    Every person involved in a corporation has free-speech and all the other constitutionally protected rights of a person. What the Supremes did is give them a double-dip privilege.

  2. Stimpson says:

    Nice. I’m amazed that anyone has to make a case that corporations aren’t people, or that money isn’t speech. One would think the Supremes had more sense.

  3. oso says:

    Can’t really add anything to the list, Jack. Site looks great. Hope all is well.

  4. Thanks for the shout out, Jack. Obviously I agree with you. Great job!

  5. Gwendolyn H. Barry says:

    Wonderful post. Gives you pause, the simplicity of it. Corporations are made up of the very few who care not for their communities nor neighbors. They care mostly of profits. They crush the population on an individual basis and get away with it… take the Wallymart case in SCOTUS right this minute… women who are discriminated against systematically by the corporate policy of Christer held WalMart. The class action seeking to be brought could crush WalMart. But the corporate whores in SCOTUS won’t allow it to happen. ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRIANGLE SHIRSTWAIST FIRE!
    *soapbox removed* thanks Jack.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Gwendolyn,
      You have inspired me to prepare a post on great labor leaders in history for roundtree7, now that you’ve reminded me of Wal-Mart and the dastardly SCOTUS. It’ll be up in the next couple of days – thank you!

  6. Tom Harper says:

    I keep meaning to Google this, but I’ve heard that the whole “corporations are people” precedent started out as a clerical error by a Supreme Court clerk, back in the early 1900s or late 1800s; and it was just never “corrected.”

    I too have had trouble with people’s comments getting lost in my spam folder, and I’m not even on Word Press. It started a few months ago. I’d check my e-mail comment notification every other day or so, and I’d find a 2-day-old comment that had never appeared at the Blogger dashboard. I guess they started deciding for me which comments were valid and which ones were spam. I check several times a day now, just so nobody’s comment gets left hanging.

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