RunningMn9 wrote:I'll start with the easy one...noxiousdog wrote:I'm just saying that the coporation is the new bogeyman.
As we've been over, time and again, the corporation is an old bogeyman. Looking at the context of the late 1700s, Corporations were intentionally shackled and barred from doing very much (including an inability to act as a separate entity in the political process). Whether you agree with the Founding Fathers or not - that they specifically and intentionally tried to keep Corporations out of the political process is neither in doubt, nor was it done out of some half-assed conspiracy theory nonsense. It was a direct result of how they got the shaft by the English Crown, at the behest of one of the largest corporations in the world (at the time). They knew what wealthy and powerful corporations did to the political process, and so they prevented them from participating.
Right or wrong, this isn't a new conspiracy theory driven problem. This is a problem that this country has been dealing with since before its birth.
Let me make sure I have this right. They specifically encoded things about religion, press, speech, due process, guns, quartering of soldiers, and states rights, yet they didn't encode a way to protect themselves from getting shafted by the East India company?