*Corporations are not people!Submitted by troy on Thu, 07/29/2010 - 13:43
Robert Weissman, President of Public Citzen writes:
"Pick up a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Can you find the word corporation in it? You cannot. The U.S. Constitution guarantees you and me - living, breathing human beings, citizens of the United States - the right to free speech."
Ralph Nader writes:
"If one central issue drove our campaign, it was subordinating corporate power to people power."
"The Supreme Court underscored the urgency of this project in January, when it ruled that corporations have the free speech rights that belong exclusively to living, breathing humans. The First Amendment guarantees corporations the right to spend whatever they choose to influence election outcomes, the Court ruled."
"But corporations are not humans, to state a truism apparently not evident to the Court's five-justice majority. We have to take action to rescue our democracy from corpocracy."