Thursday, February 11, 2010
Supreme Court Myth: Now my chickens can vote
I have already given you the history of how paper fictions- corporations -came to acquire human rights intended only for living, breathing human beings (see the 11/9/09 post). Now, in a radical departure from 100 years of legal precedent, the Supreme Court has given corporations and unions virtually unlimited power to interfere in elections. So now my chickens, or your car, or a forest, or even a bag of hammers can in effect "vote". All you have to do is place them in a corporate shell, dump in some cash, and go buy an election.