The Creeping Expansion Of Corporate Civil Rights

Problems arise when these soulless artificial persons demand constitutional rights that were designed to protect real, flesh-and-blood people.
The Creeping Expansion Of Corporate Civil Rights

Via Moyers & Company:

Last week, The Wire creator David Simon told Bill Moyers that the legal doctrine that spending money on political campaigns is an act of political speech protected by the First Amendment poses the greatest threat to American democracy. “That to me was the nail in the coffin,” he said. “If the combination of the monetization of our elections and gerrymandering create a bicameral legislature that doesn’t in any way reflect the will of the American people, you’ve reached the end game for democracy.”

He’s right. Not only does money as speech allow those with the fattest wallets to drown out the ...

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