Yes, corporations are just like a person
No, corporations are not just like a person
I was curious about this "Hartmann" guy, so I decided to see where he got his law degree.
Yea, that's exactly who I want to be getting my views on 19th century jurisprudence from.By 1967, Hartmann was studying at Michigan State University and working as part-time news announcer at local country music station WITL while protesting the Vietnam War with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). He received his C.H. (Chartered Herbalist) degree from Dominion Herbal College, an M.H. (Master of Herbology) degree from Emerson College, and a Ph.D. in Homeopathic Medicine from Brantridge in England.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
I even provided the legal definition of a corporation.
Corporations | LII / Legal Information Institute
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Aren't corporations built by and made up of people?
The recent ruling seems only to add that they can "sponser" political ads, if my understanding is correct.The law treats a corporation as a legal "person" that has standing to sue and be sued, distinct from its stockholders. The legal independence of a corporation prevents shareholders from being personally liable for corporate debts. It also allows stockholders to sue the corporation through a derivative suit and makes ownership in the company (shares) easily transferable. The legal "person" status of corporations gives the business perpetual life; deaths of officials or stockholders do not alter the corporation's structure.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller