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Reply #92: It never "became law" in the constitution. Only a court clerk felt it should be law! [View All]

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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 10:48 AM
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92. It never "became law" in the constitution. Only a court clerk felt it should be law!
Edited on Tue May-26-09 10:53 AM by cascadiance
And that was a court clerk who was part of the executive leadership of a railroad company earlier... How are court clerks appointed? Perhaps we could get another court clerk to be appointed stealthily to overturn this decision, that would subsequently REQUIRE SCOTUS to rule on it. Then they would find that both opinions conflict with each other, and both are from court clerks, then perhaps they might throw out both and have corporate personhood struck down, without violating stare decisis for other cases such as Roe v. Wade, which were decided by judges' decisions, and not by a court clerk.

We can talk "pragmatics here" and try to rationalize "it will never happen if its public", but I think this could also also be a good test to see if Obama has the capacity to stand up to the corporate hegemony on Capitol hill or if he will continue to back down and follow their wishes to be "bipartisan". This is a critical issue in terms of one that will affect us long after he's president. I hope he realizes that and if he's waiting for a good moment to start taking on the corporate infrastructure in Washington, this might be a good time to do it.

For me, this issue is far more important than whether the candidate is a woman or a person of color (though I think those are also very important attributes too). For me, this is where we need to start taking down Korporate Amerika that we've been suffering so long from. If we don't do this soon, it may never be resolved in a peaceful manner, and I fear the backlash of consequences might not be "democratic" later when the people get fed up with corporate rule to the point of desperation.
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