Sunday, January 31, 2010
As a direct result of the legal fiction of "corporate personhood," corporations have usurped the people's constitutional rights. With the powerful voice of money and day-to-day access to the members of Congress, they're destroying both our government and our legal system. It's no wonder the laws, often written by corporate lobbyists and rubber-stamped by Congress, treat the people as second class citizens. After all, the people are only the labor costs of corporations, commodities to be acquired or disposed of at will.
Though voters agree across party lines, by a large margin, on legislation they'd like to see enacted, they're summarily ignored by both the Republicans and Democrats they've elected. The sovereign has become persona non grata. This dispels any doubt about whom it is our "representatives" truly represent.
The framers of the Constitution built a wall between corporations and the state for a reason, but we are fast approaching the legitimization of a system in which corporations openly play a role in, and even dominate, our government. The priorities of this new, corporate "democracy" will be exactly the same as those of its controllers, the single-minded pursuit of an increase in shareholder profit, the definition of which is best left to one of its most ardent proponents.
"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is the merger of corporate and state power." - Benito Mussolini
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Posted by freeman lomax at 11:28 AM