Are corporations people?
By any measure.
What's *your* opinion?
They are not people
They're groups of people. The entity itself is not a person, but when the individual persons who created it assemble to run it, it's not as if they magically lose all their human rights.
Corporations are people whose main focus is success and self interests. This is nothing new and every day people share the same desire.
Also, somewhere on SoH someone suggested that to be able to contribute to campaigns, the requirement should be "can they vote?" Corporations cannot.
Movetoamend.org is trying to, in effect, try to get the words "natural persons" into the constitution. Nothing else is a person. Except Labrador Retrievers.
Corporations are not people.
Can a person be cut in half and still survive?
Haha, fair point. I wouldn't say that any corporation is an individual, but every corporation is made of people.
That is true too.
Care if I share your question?
I'm not 100% sure what the answer it, but I do believe it has to be the same for both questions.
Well...I appreciate that you like the question, but it'll make it go away too quickly. :'(
It's definitely an interesting comparison. Most of the subjects that they receive when given personhood, I agree with. I just think they need to go about it a different way. It creates a blurry line of distinction between people and corps.
Ersco- if you like the poll, just repost it to your followers and give credit to lib for the idea.
No, but the people who run them are, ergo they demand free speech
Yes I wouldn't say "Wal-Mart is a person."
But I would say "Wal-Mart is people."
Legally, that's how they're treated. They have many of the rights of individuals but very few of the responsibilities.
Who creates corporations? Who works at corporations? Who owns corporations? And there's your answer.
And those people vote. In making corporations eligible to to make additional campaign contributions, you are effectively creating an elite class within society, one that has extra rights to ensure certain candidates advance.
I believe in unlimited campaign contributions for all. Whether it is democratic or not is a moot point, as we are a republic, not a democracy.
People do, but people are already people.
Is "Wal-Mart" an individual human? No, but it is made up of its owners and employees, who are people.