posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:12 PM
Originally posted by Flatfish
I believe that you have totally missed the point. I do not advocate limiting the speech of any human being nor have I promoted the idea that we
should impair someones ability to redress their government. The whole point here is that corporations are not people. Our constitution does not
guarantee that voice to corporate entities. I think it says something like; "Of, By & For, The People." IMO, No entity other than individual
members of the living, breathing, pool of citizen voters, should be given the right to redress their government. If you can't vote, then you
shouldn't have a voice.
After rereading yours and my comments I might have slightly missed some of your points you have been trying to make, but the overall understanding was
Take for instance the above you have written. In your opinion you believe that only a registered voter (human being) should be able to redress their
government. The problem is, under the current and past administrations they have intertwined government into every aspect of not only the people, but
of businesses. By doing so, those businesses are directly affected by the actions that take place in the halls of Congress.
In that, do they not have the right to redress the government in regards to the policies or laws made against them? Or do they have to go through
red-tape, set up a PAC, spend more money, and jump through hoops to redress?
Furthermore, my definition of the corporate elite would go something like this; Anyone who can afford to hire a paid lobbyist and send them to
Washington to bribe our elected officials into passing legislation centered around their special interest.
Currently, Lobbyist lined up outside the offices of our congressmen & women on a daily basis are the biggest impediment to my ability to
redress my government. The voice of common voter is being drowned out by special interest money. Ever hear the old saying; "Money Talks & Bull#
Walks?" Guess who has all the money?
Is not then also the blame of the politicians? Lobbying, may it be from the people or from paid persons that I have hired to represent my company are
an essential part of the system. It is this concept, the part where a corporation has paid someone to represent them in Washington that will always
be protected. This is an area we don't need more government. We need less. Especially the tax codes and the loop-holes that allow such corporate
welfare and power to exist.