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Nine of the original American colonies were colonial corporations whose charters granted them broad governmental powers subject to retention of "English liberties" by the residents therein and the king's right to collect customs on merchant shipping. "...one Body corporate and politique in Fact and Name, by the Name of the Governor and Company of the Mattachusetts Bay" was typical language in these charters. These corporations were even sometimes (as in this case) sold from one set of investors to another: the modern legal distinction between commercial and political (e.g. municipal) corporations was not yet common.
Corporate origins of the United States
If we go down this road sooner or later we will start taking right away from groups that we may not happen to agree with
Originally posted by navy_vet_stg3
I think they should remove corporations AND unions from being allowed to corrupt our politicians. It's got to stop on BOTH sides.