Yes, corporations are just like a person
No, corporations are not just like a person
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
Also, since people have a right to peacefully assemble, that would mean that the assembled group has a right to say what they want collectively, and therefore also have the authority to donate money collectively.
Because the PEOPLE can't compete monetarily with GM therefore you get to dominate the election process. Not very democratic.What's so bad if I'm running for office and I get some financial support for my campaign from GM?
He is saying that a group, comprised of X number of persons, while not having rights of it's own, is, obviously, comprised of persons who DO have rights.
Thus, restricting the rights of a group restricts the rights of the people who make it up.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Let's not be quite so loose with our definitions just to shoe horn our opinions.
That is completely untrue of a corporation. Who is even "speaking" when a corporation pays for an ad to support or attack a candidate? The employee? Certainly not. The Shareholder? Doubtful. Even the C.E.O. or board of directors may well consent to buy ads that run contrary to their personal views and preferences because they have a fiduciary responsibility to do so. The Corporations is an artificial legal construct and "political expression' has nothing to do with individuals gathering to express themselves.