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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 12:37 PM
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135. corporate personhood...100%?
Edited on Tue May-26-09 12:38 PM by AlbertCat
"cites a ruling in which she said a man could sue a private corporation for violating his constitutional rights while acting as a government contractor."

I'm sorry, this is confusing. Is the "man" acting as a government contractor? That's what the sentence seems to say, with the qualifier placed where it is. Actually it could mean his constitutional rights are acting as a government contractor. I suppose the private corporation is the thing acting as a government contractor but, Jesus, what a poorly written sentence. This is law....write clearly.

If a corporation is indeed a person, then it should be treated like one, tax-wise and, if guilty of a crime, sentence-wise. Let's say a corporation is responsible for a death. Should it get the death penalty? Life Imprisonment? Of course that's absurd. I suppose if KBR was found responsible for say electrocuting US soldiers, the company should be dissolved forever (life imprisonment) and its assets go...where?

Anyway, the very idea of REAL corporate personhood quickly becomes absurd.
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