[OT] Corporation's rights (was Re: Nuke Redmond!)

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Tue Jan 16 18:11:21 2001

John Tinker wrote:
> No, companies are limited liability constructs of the state. They fall
> under the same social contract that the state does, even more so. Yes,
> we can, and should, insist that corporations be ethical. The nature of
> a corporation's "rights" is quite different than the nature of an
> individual's rights.

Unfortunately, the U.S. courts have "legislated" that corporations are
"artificial persons", and have the rights thereof. This has caused lots
of problems.

There are people tring to get this fixed. The proposed Citizen's
Sovereignty Amendment would eliminate this nonsense, and return to the
states (under the 10th Amendment) the right to regulate corporations:


[Personally I don't think it has a snowball's chance in hell of getting
passed and ratified, but it's a worthy cause.]
Received on Tue Jan 16 2001 - 18:11:21 GMT

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