Corporation Personhood

Corporation as a Person. A building rises out of the neckline of a business suit

Corporation as a Person

Under the prevailing interpretation of  the US Constitution, corporations have the rights and responsibilities similar to people.

In some ways, I don’t have a problem with that, but …

It’s wrong that they can actively participate in the political process.   The country exists to promote life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of real people, not artificial associations of people.  The principals of a corporation would be able to use their own funds in the political process, just not the funds of the corporation.

It’s also inconsistent to claim they are like people, but give them a lower tax rate than individuals.

Multinational Corporations

Multinational corporations having sway in our elections is even more egregious. Companies with overseas interests do not have American citizen’s interest as their concern, but their stockholders in many other countries.

 

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