View Poll Results: Should Corproations have "personhood" rights?

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    EvCorporations are liability shields and nothing more.

    Agreed. A shield, thus no need for human rights as it isn't human but a legal shield.

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    Agreed. A shield, thus no need for human rights as it isn't human but a legal shield.
    Nobody gave them human rights. The people running the corporations have human rights already. This decision just says the fact that they run a corporation doesn't mean they lose those rights.

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Nobody gave them human rights. The people running the corporations have human rights already. This decision just says the fact that they run a corporation doesn't mean they lose those rights.
    Owners never did lose their individual human rights. As a INDIVIDUAL. Some want to treat a Corp as if it was them or as if it was a real person. Its not....With ownership comes responsibilties...

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    Owners never did lose their individual human rights. As a INDIVIDUAL. Some want to treat a Corp as if it was them or as if it was a real person. Its not....With ownership comes responsibilties...
    Who said there were no responsibilities?
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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    Owners never did lose their individual human rights. As a INDIVIDUAL.
    Yes they did. The law said they couldn't say certain things, just because they wanted to pay for it with a check from a different bank account.

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Yes they did. The law said they couldn't say certain things, just because they wanted to pay for it with a check from a different bank account.
    They can say things as a Individual....

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    They can say things as a Individual....
    They can say things.

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by Rassales View Post
    Because they didn't exist? (Just a wild guess.)
    Untrue, corporations did exist and have existed long before America was even discovered. The writers of the Constitution were all businessmen and knew plenty about corporations. This and their own quotes indicate that they didn't imagine anyone would be stupid enough to give corporations personhood.

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    How do you know that though?

    The idea that corporations are somehow different is silly. They are just bank accounts. Corporations can't speak, as many have noted - they are run by people who do.
    Because they weren't mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. The idea that corporations are somehow the same as a person is just silly.

    If corporations can't speak then why were they given free speech rights? The people who work there already have that right, so there is no need. What the SCOTUS did was say that it's ok to use corporate funds, not personal, individual funds, to use as they see fit in politics.

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    Re: Corporate Personhood

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    "religion" is an entity? Not in the First Amendment. It's a practice, a verb not a noun. Just like speech. It applies to everyone and everything. Individuals AND groups (churches etc.) both have freedom of religion, even though churches and other religious groups aren't mentioned. The same principle applies to speech.
    Try rereading. I didn't say religion was an entity.

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