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[When they declared independence]... they also freed themselves from control by English corporations that extracted their wealth and dominated trade. After fighting a revolution to end this exploitation, our country’s founders retained a healthy fear of corporate power and wisely limited corporations exclusively to a business role. Corporations were forbidden from attempting to influence elections, public policy, and other realms of civic society.
From that point on, the 14th Amendment, enacted to protect rights of freed slaves, was used routinely to grant corporations constitutional “personhood.” Justices have since struck down hundreds of local, state and federal laws enacted to protect people from corporate harm based on this illegitimate premise. Armed with these “rights,” corporations increased control over resources, jobs, commerce, politicians, even judges and the law.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: lordcomac
Based on your assessment, we (today) should be even MORE pissed than the original American colonists were, am I correct?
If so, I totally agree, and am upset (rightfully so), but the world has also changed quite a lot since back then, and the fear factor of TPTB is likely a bit more today than it was back then (with technology, intelligence collection and the police/authorities sheer might that we see today). Just my opinion. The people feel somewhat powerless..