Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 31, 2012, 8:15 a.m. EST by Middleaged
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Patriotic Acts by Corporations, Let's Look at Financial Deregulation. Byron Dorgan, former US Senator, interview with Bill Moyers (41.45 minutes in).
Byron Dorgan (who predicted the Financial Crisis) talks about how the banks used their money to hire people, LOBBY, and get the repeal of Glass-Steagall Act. Corporations don't think through what could happen. Corps' goals are to maximize profit (why don't congressmen admit this!!!!????) Corporations are not the government. However their influence on the government is certain.
Can a Corporation commit a PATRIOTIC ACT in the USA? NO!
A man can fight in a militia and so can a woman. As a citizen a man or a woman can vote. Thanks to 100 years of fighting for civil rights people of all colors can fight in the military and can vote in our elections. I was stunned when a veteran of our military told me he could not vote until 1961. So we have 50 years of partial civil rights in the USA.
GUESS WHAT,...Corporations are people too according to judges in the USA after passage of the Civil Rights act and court case in 1886 Supreme Court case called Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific.
Well the original Bill of Rights, December 15, 1791, allowed that men could vote because they were capable of "Patriotic Acts". Now we must add women to that since they also fight in our military. But there is no place for corporations.
CORPORATIONS should never be allowed to VOTE, LOBBY, or be permitted the legal rights of personhood. Corporations are in existence primarily and probably solely to make Maximize Profit, Maximize Revenue, and increase the extensive BENEFITS and WAGES that the Executives take from the Corporation.