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TalkPolitics June 2nd, 2014 7:09pm

I asked my doctor if businesses were truly people earlier today and she told me that there were quite a few anatomical differences. Should businesses be considered people?

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/04/14 11:19 pm

Yes. It is very important that they are.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
06/03/14 2:54 pm

People are people and that's it. Not a hard concept.

blitz6799 Chicagoland
06/03/14 9:55 am

To me a business is an organized collection of people under the umbrella of a specified service provider/good manufacturer. I call an organized collection of birds a flock, not a bird.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
06/02/14 7:04 pm

Do businesses not have the legal right to make contracts, sue, or be sued?

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
06/02/14 2:24 pm

That's not what it means to be a person. To be a "person" only means the business is guaranteed it's constitutional rights

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TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
06/02/14 6:58 pm

American citizens have constitutional rights. Is Apple an American citizen? If so, can it vote and bear arms?

Posco Not here for socializing
06/03/14 1:39 am

Saying that's a constitutional right is downright crazy. The founding fathers would think we're wiping our ass with it if they found out about this. Just do any basic research over "legal fiction".

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
06/03/14 5:22 am

*face palm* does it have the right to free speech? Does it have the right against illegal search and seizure? Yes? Why? Because the Courts founds a way to give businesses these rights by defining them as personals. Otherwise they wouldn't have these…

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
06/03/14 5:23 am

Have these rights. You don't like it take it up with the Supreme Court. Not me

Posco Not here for socializing
06/03/14 8:15 pm

You should face palm a little harder to knock some sense in there.

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
06/03/14 8:22 pm

I hitting myself, not you. Do me a favor, take a con law class. It'll help you understand.

skinner Wisconsin
06/02/14 12:21 pm

They aren't a physical person but for judicial purposes yes they are people.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
06/02/14 7:06 pm

So they are only people with lawyers present?

skinner Wisconsin
06/02/14 7:11 pm

For the purposes of legal measures. Like they are a person in that they can create contracts

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
06/02/14 7:18 pm

Can we not make another term for businesses to allow them to continue to make contracts, sue, and be sued?

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
06/02/14 12:19 pm

If your answer is no, you think it should be illegal to sue businesses and that it should be illegal for businesses to form contracts

www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/P/Person.aspx

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TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
06/02/14 7:05 pm

Can we not create a separate term for businesses?