Yes, corporations are just like a person
No, corporations are not just like a person
well its not, purely because a democracy can never be balanced, it will always be a tug-of-war between people with seperating ideals. in a tyrancy, everyone is FORCED to follow one ideal, in a democracy, everyone must agree that something is good, well that will never happen, because our inherant sense of morality clearly changes based upon the societal norms and influences of each UNIQUE person
What right have I to say you are wrong? Only through speaking can you prove your own folly...
I'm not sure how I feel about this. I guess I just don't know enough about this to say whether they should have "personhood" or whether what the SCOTUS actually addressed this specifically in the latest ruling. Seems they made something that already existed consistent throughout the US.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
What is there to wonder about? The Constitution was written for the people of the United States. Some might even go so far as to say it was written for the Citizens of the United States. Nothing in the Constitution mentions corporations while it does specifically name religion, the people, and the Press. All of those are named in the 1st amendment. There is also the word "naturalized citizen" and person.
The word "people" can be found 8 times, the word "person" 12 times, but not one mention of corporations. Therefore, in our corporatocracy, the SCOTUS has given rights to corporations that the Constitution shows no intent to cover.
The argument opponents of this make are - it doesn't not say corporations can't be considered people - and - The SCOTUS has given corporations some of those rights which proves the Constitution meant to cover them.
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.
I still can't believe that people think a Corp deserves the same rights as a person...
The First Amendment doesn't protect people, or corporation, it protects speech.The argument opponents of this make are - it doesn't not say corporations can't be considered people - and - The SCOTUS has given corporations some of those rights which proves the Constitution meant to cover them.
You keep saying it without any proof. The first amendment protects the rights of the people just like all the rest of the Constitution. That's what the BoR is, protection of the rights of the people from the government. It specifically mentions two other ideals, religion and the press.The First Amendment doesn't protect people, or corporation, it protects speech.