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Corporations Are Not People
". . . that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the Earth."
Category Archives: Uncontrolled corporations and the economy
Twixt Darkness and That Light: “A Corporatist State or A Government and A Nation of People?” Citizens Dis-United: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs, and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream, by Robert A.G. Monks. Who said the following? “Democratic capitalism … Continue reading
I’ve been reading about the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty negotiations (“bigger than NAFTA”), and the larger question of the impact on democracy, human rights, sovereignty, the environment, and more, of these global treaties. With very little information and debate, Americans are … Continue reading
Check out this Frontline report from Montana. Here’s the preview. The full show is here. The report prompted Montanans to protest about DC front groups corrupting the state and, apparently, a break-in to the Montana Political Practices Commission the night after … Continue reading
“The Constitution begins ‘We the people. . .’ not ‘We the corporations . . .’” With that, former Congressman Jim Leach, an Iowa Republican, unleashed a barrage on the Citizens United decision and the activist fabrication of Constitutional rights for … Continue reading
Updated with this piece from the Stamford Advocate, July 6. A full vote of the Stamford Board of Representatives on a resolution calling for a Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United is expected soon. Stamford, Connecticut is a wonderful city … Continue reading
Where did the hundreds of millions of dollars that were used in the ubiquitous attack ads in the 201o mid-term elections come from? Who funded attack ads such as the fraudulent one that falsely accused a Congresswoman of supporting Viagra … Continue reading
Citizens United is not just about wonky campaign finance and “money in politics.” The corporate take-over of our Constitution worsens the lives of almost every American. 1. Your voice and your vote. Corporations now have the ‘free speech’ right to spend unlimited money … Continue reading
“In much of the world, propaganda reigns, and truth is confined to secretive, fearful whispers. Even in our nation, apologists for suppressing or obscuring the truth may always be found. But the S.E.C., of all agencies, has a duty, inherent … Continue reading