noxiousdog wrote:Because if you tell them that, then you can tell them, "if we suspect you of hiring illegal aliens, we can freeze all your assets and search your records without warrant" or "penalties will be enacted for publishing information that could make our government unstable." Think Arizona or Department of Homeland Security.
Furthermore, all of those things would be controllable at a state level, because there would be no supreme court protection.
Yes, of course we could say any of those things - because their entire existence is an imaginary fiction that we came up with.
We could just as easily say different things (i.e. for purposes of contract law and due process, we will treat you like a virtual person, but for purposes of political participation, we won't).
They're made up entities with made up rules that have changed a lot over the years. The idea that the current set is somehow immutable, I just don't get.
The government is our only line of defense against many forms of corporate malfeasance, and we shouldn't be letting corporations be setting the rules (or removing them, as seems to be the case more often than not).