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Originally posted by Mr Tranny
I own a company 100% lock stock and barrel. A politician is badmouthing my company. I have a right to use what ever money my company has to put up signs and advertisements to retaliate against his attack on my property and my livelihood.
Originally posted by nownow
reply to post by Mr Tranny
If every share/stakeholder is a US citizen, then the company/LLC might be allowed to speak as a citizen possibly. I personally oppose the citizens united / corporate person idea. Is a company a person? If it is down on its luck will it qualify for public housing or food stamps? Bailouts say yes. But if a company breaks the law do all the shareholders/ stakeholders go to jail? What really worries me is that a foreign owned company can influence our elections. Does a corporate person have the protection of the Bill of Rights? Can a corporate person have a freedom to worship God? Can it speak freely of its opinions, as Chick-fil-A did? Can criticism of Chick-fil-A be considered hate speech? If you spit on the parking lot of Chick-fil-A can you be charged with assault, as a police officer who is spat on will charge you with assault? When a company dies, does it have a funeral? Since all the shareholders in a company may have different religious beliefs, and other beliefs and preferences, including liberals and conservatives, libertarians, progressives, gays, straights, etc, etc., can we not assume that most companies are mentally ill? Split personality hell !!! Should they not be prevented from having firearms and security gaurds? Should they not be on a no fly list. Should they be targeted with drone strikes? I wanna know.
Originally posted by SoulVisions
so basically, the government could in theory come in and assume control over any corporation under the guise of "the company's past interests were not in tangent with the needs/views/wants of the government?"
Since, you know, companies no longer have the same rights as citizens...