Comment: Jefferson said "Merchants Have No Country"

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Jefferson said "Merchants Have No Country"

Another quote from "Localism, A Philosophy of Government" and then it is back to work....

"Add to it that the largest corporations in this day are global, not merely national, corporations. If a flesh-and-blood merchant’s attachment is to their means of gain more than the spot on which they stand, how much less then is that attachment if they are not flesh but rather an artificial construct found in many spots and many nations? Is it not clear that when corporations whose interests are global control your media and political system then your government will become increasingly global in affection despite the fervent desire of the citizens to retain national sovereignty?

We have learned that when measures are not taken to prevent it, corporate interests can swallow up the interests of individual citizens, localities, and even nations. Where their political influence is unfettered, the nation cannot but be subsumed into a global combine. Let us then consider what must be done to preserve the liberty of individuals, localities, states and nations from the post-constitution threat of global corporations capturing governments
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Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)