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originally posted by: TrueBrit
With regard to the idiotic behaviour of the District Attorney who is prosecuting a teenager over a photograph... I am a Christian myself, but an image of Jesus is not Jesus. He did not damage the statue, he did not cause criminal damage to it of any kind, he did not cost the Church any money what so ever in doing what he did, and I cannot see why it is worth all the fuss therefore.
So a kid did a stupid thing, with a poorly rendered statue of Christ. Worse things are afoot on this planet, and giving much of a fig what happens to a cheap statue therefore, is somewhat bloody stupid if you ask me! Massive waste of taxpayer money for the people of the US, having DAs pulling crap like this to rally around.
Today we lead off with the horrifying news that the 2010 Supreme Court decision giving corporations "personhood" and the ability to spend unchecked amounts of money on political campaigns, remains in place
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. ___ (2010), (Docket No. 08-205), is a U.S. constitutional law case dealing with the regulation of campaign spending by corporations. The United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations. The principles articulated by the Supreme Court in the case have also been extended to labor unions and other associations.
Corporate personhood is an American legal concept that a corporation may be recognized as an individual in the eyes of the law. This doctrine forms the basis for legal recognition that corporations, as groups of people, may hold and exercise certain rights under the common law and the U.S. Constitution. For example, corporations may contract with other parties and sue or be sued in court in the same way as natural persons or unincorporated associations of persons. The doctrine does not hold that corporations are flesh and blood "people" apart from their shareholders, executives, and managers, nor does it grant to corporations all of the rights of citizens.