From the Jim Crow style laws of the late 1800's which used literacy tests, poll taxes, and other more sinister methods to bar African Americans from voting, to women's suffrage, which wasn't achieved until 1920--less than 100 years ago--the people's so-called right to vote has only been expanded upon demand by a vibrant social movement.
Does corporate personhood piss you off? If it does, you're not alone, I'm right there with you and so are many, many, many others! Today marks the 131st anniversary of Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad and the "birth" of corporate personhood. To highlight this important case, we are launching the #IMoveToAmend campaign.
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The notion that a corporation can claim constitutional rights of any sort is outrageously nonsensical.
I’ve been musing about the idea of corporate personhood — the campaign by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and others that would grant corporations the basic rights that people have, on the theory that “businesses are, at least legally, not that different from people."
It is this kind of thinking that should be the primary target of people and organizations who want to bring humanity, not money, back to the fore as the ruling force in this country.
“Popular trust in government, elected representatives and political parties has fallen to extremely low levels in the US. This has been a long-term trend and one that preceded the election of Mr Trump as US president in November 2016."