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When Did Corporations Become "People"?

Foxhound BN0 2012/06/15 12:17:11
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  • rocat Soundstorm 2012/07/17 09:13:59
    rocat
    +2
    piss off-
  • Soundstorm rocat 2012/07/17 09:16:30 (edited)
    Soundstorm
    Well, you're not welcome in this bowling league. I'm trying to illustrate my beliefs and you're just getting nasty.
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/06/22 23:22:32 (edited)
    themadhare ~IJM
    +2
    They never did. Corporations were deemed to have some of the contractual and liability properties as citizens in 1819.
  • Foxhoun... themadh... 2012/06/23 02:49:38
    Foxhound BN0
    Thank you!
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/06/22 20:09:23
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    They're not!A person has a Limited Life Span. A Corporation does not! You want to have the virtues of unlimited life?

    living trust
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/06/21 22:29:12
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    When the Supreme Court decided it! You should really pay more attention.
  • Foxhoun... ScottyG... 2012/06/22 04:07:17
    Foxhound BN0
    derp
  • ScottyG... Foxhoun... 2012/06/22 15:25:04
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    Nice try. Stay off SH and read some actual news.
  • Foxhoun... ScottyG... 2012/06/22 17:40:27
    Foxhound BN0
    derpa derp
  • ScottyG... Foxhoun... 2012/06/22 20:03:22
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    I see you've lost your mind. You'll find it up your ass.
  • Foxhoun... ScottyG... 2012/06/22 23:06:25
    Foxhound BN0
    Thanks for looking. lol
  • ScottyG... Foxhoun... 2012/06/23 15:53:45
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    I didn't have to. You have so many of your lefty friends up there it's location was just obvious.
  • Foxhoun... ScottyG... 2012/06/24 10:41:46
    Foxhound BN0
    Give it up. You're not funny. You're like the kid that calls someone a name and thinks it constitutes humor. It's lame. buy a joke book or something.
  • ScottyG... Foxhoun... 2012/06/24 15:10:38
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    And how about you? You're as not funny as your pal Bill Maher.

    You should take your own advice. Brains and humor for you must not be everything. In fact, in your case they're nothing!
  • Foxhoun... ScottyG... 2012/06/24 15:14:21
  • ScottyG... Foxhoun... 2012/06/24 15:16:54
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    So finally you concede. For that I give you a rave. I think that's a first for me.
  • Jan B ScottyG... 2014/01/22 15:30:29
    Jan B
    +1
    Do you know a citation of when that was? What was the case?
  • YouSirName 2012/06/17 19:36:17
    YouSirName
    +1
    It is emblematic of the 1% to believe the fictions that they have created to shield themselves from the consequences of their actions, which is the basis for the legal fiction of the corporation. In Romney's mind they ARE people.
  • Mantic YouSirName 2012/06/18 03:16:20 (edited)
    Mantic
    +1
    The 1%...?

    Nahh... it's a much bigger segment of the US population that has bought into corporate capitalism and the legal perversion that is the modern corporation.

    And don't doubt that most of the high-profile Democrats are also aboard. Even those who pay lip service to fiscal liberalism.
  • StarWarsBob 2012/06/17 06:56:47
    StarWarsBob
    +1
    Corporations became people when the Republican majority SCOTUS deemed them so with the Citizens United decision. It was the final step of our democracy becoming a plutocracy.
  • themadh... StarWar... 2012/06/22 23:21:11
    themadhare ~IJM
    +3
    It was decided in 1819 in the case of Dartmouth College v. Woodward. That's 35 years before the creation of the Republican party.
  • StarWar... themadh... 2012/06/23 06:34:43
    StarWarsBob
    +1
    Dartmouth College v Woodward involves the Contract Clause of the US Constitution, upholding a corporations rights to enter into contracts the same way persons do and preventing state legislatures from interfering into those contracts. Corporations are not granted the same rights as individuals by the US Constitution. For example, the Supreme Court has not recognized a Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination for a corporation, since that right can be exercised only on an individual basis. Corporations also don't have the right to vote, yet since Citizens United ruling, they are allowed to effect elections through large campaign contributions.
  • themadh... StarWar... 2012/06/23 06:39:13
    themadhare ~IJM
    +3
    Yes, I'm aware of that. There was no Republican majority on the bench because there was no republican party.
  • rocat themadh... 2012/07/06 15:54:07
    rocat
    +1
    what an interesting era ...eh???

    i am assuming...
    according to modern "paradigms"...
    every vote then was a vote for obama???
    lmcao-
  • Foxhoun... StarWar... 2012/06/23 11:12:03
    Foxhound BN0
    They don't have all of our rights YET but as you can tell, they are and have been trying for a long time.
  • StarWar... Foxhoun... 2012/06/25 04:49:53
    StarWarsBob
    +1
    It is obvious that the Republican party is working to destroy our democracy and turn it into a plutocracy, and to that end, they have made much progress. The widening of the gap between the rich and the middle class, the erosion of the campaign finance laws, environmental regulations, civil rights, voting rights, the list goes on and on. We'll see what the Supreme Court decides on the PPACA tomorrow.
  • Foxhoun... StarWar... 2012/06/25 10:46:58
    Foxhound BN0
    I agree.
  • Mister ... StarWar... 2012/09/08 17:08:27
    Mister Spam
    +3
    It is obvious that... you don't understand what type of government you have. What you have is a Republic, "if we can keep it." Your founders refused to form a democracy because democracies fail quickly and die violently. A democracy is nothing more than a tyrannical rule of the majority, which is why they die such violent deaths. In the Utopian idea of a one world government and "new world order" the Democrats will enjoy being clones, accepting only those things that their government allows them to have. If you enjoy your freedom and individuality, then stop listening to politicians and do some research. Try to understand the type of government your forefathers handed you, and then fight to keep it. Try not to make that mistake again, or you will suffer the same fate as the Europeans.
  • Keeping It Real 2012/06/17 04:37:44
    Keeping It Real
    +1
    When the right wingers on the Supreme Court decided it!
  • MO.gal 2012/06/17 00:40:15
    MO.gal
    +4
    Never!
    corporations people
  • CAROLYN... MO.gal 2012/06/17 00:44:37
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +3
    Exactly!
  • Wild Dog 2012/06/16 13:51:04
    Wild Dog
    +1
    The supreme court justices have been poisoned by political actions, as being picked from presidents from both sides. The verdict comes from a political sided division, and has opened the door for money from overseas from people who aren't even cutizens ,and have their own best interest in mind,not ours. we are being ruled by the almighty dollar ,which few of us as citizens will never be able to take part in a real honest voting process again, until this ruling is overturned. I have always voted,but I can see now why some don't go to the polss anymore. It's a black mark for the regular joe, kicking us farther down the ladder to have a voice in our everyday living.
  • Philo-Publius 2012/06/16 10:14:00
    Philo-Publius
    +4
    What I wanna know is, when are conservatives gonna become people?
    oh boy
  • Foxhoun... Philo-P... 2012/06/16 15:22:49
    Foxhound BN0
    +2
    idk. Evolution seems to have chosen a different path for them.
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/06/16 10:12:46
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +2
    Never.
  • aneed2know 2012/06/16 06:02:06
    aneed2know
    +2
    when the supreme court gave them life.
  • cheshirewayne 2012/06/16 03:39:59
    cheshirewayne
    +3
    When did Unions become people? They donate more to Democrats than corporations do to Republicans.
  • aneed2know cheshir... 2012/06/16 06:02:43
    aneed2know
    +2
    now i know you are lying and some how i think you know you are too.
  • Mantic cheshir... 2012/06/18 03:35:16 (edited)
    Mantic
    Actually, they don't have the same protections. Unions can be regulated much more effectively, given the political will to do so.

    "Personhood" afforded to the modern corporation is a huge abuse of the law, preventing reasonable regulation and empowering these immortal and mutable entities in ways that no mortal human being could ever compete with. It is really an anti-free market, anti-competitive, anti-human legal policy destined to rob this country of the entrepreneurial spirit that once defined us.
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2012/06/15 23:38:18
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +2
    When the Elitists, Lucifarians, or Illuminati decided that it was no longer necessary to hide their efforts and their agenda! WE STILL OUTNUMBER THEM! If the vote still means anything, it behooves us to get away from more of the same. Paul definitely fits that category.

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