That's right - a corporation is not held back by laws that do not give constitutional protection to the individuals in question. That means that they
can take away our unalienable rights (thank you Tenth, I believe?) under the condition that they keep the government in check.
What really matters now are the EULA's or T.O.S. agreements. Think about this. The only housing that you are able to afford in a big city is owned by
a mega-corporation that requires biannual inspections in order for you to live there. I already live in an apartment like this - this takes away your
second amendment rights.
Or think about this - Facebook collects everything you say or do even though that is a main source of communication between consumers - and in their
T.O.S. they slip in that they can sell your conversations to the government, other corporations, or mercenary groups. Let's say, for example, that
your health care provider or life insurance agent finds out through Facebook that you are not as healthy as you said prior to signing up - that is a
fourth amendment violation, but not so in the hands of corporations.
I am sure that there are many other examples that could affect your work-place, and your home, and your social life.
The thing is, I don't think the writers of the constitution expected corporations to be more powerful than the government
they really were not until after both the government bail-outs in 2008 and Supreme Court rulings such as Citizens United.
Who holds the power is who provides the services, and apparently these days, who can with-hold services for extortion purposes. That prize could very
well go to the corporations. I believe they are in a position to implement a corporate first
policy / culture where one's primary affiliation
is to their assigned corporation, and not to their family.
Someone can definitely correct me if I am wrong, but I am under the impression that there may be some services that people are required to sign up for
in order to function in our society that have binding T.O.S. agreements in which unalienable rights are taken away, at least it is a
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