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User Info Freedom Of Speech: How Quaint; entered at 2010-01-22 21:58:58
Posts: 68
Registered: 2008-09-24 Tallahassee, FL
Who better to argue the issue than the original attorney?

"Therefore, I venture to repeat that the Fourteenth Amendment does not command equality between human beings and corporations; that the state need not subject corporations to the same laws which govern natural persons; that it may, without infringing the rule of equality, confer upon corporations rights, privileges, and immunities which are not enjoyed by natural persons; that it may, for the same reasons, impose burdens upon a corporation, in the shape of taxation or otherwise, which are not imposed upon natural persons."

-- January 26th, 1885 Delphin M. Delmas, arguing before the Supreme Court

You have to remember that the evolution of the 14th amendment originally applied to WHITE citizens. Quoting again:
"That this law was intended to establish equality between men in their individual capacity, and had no reference to equality between men and corporations, is too plain for argument. The law took the rights of a white citizen as the standard of measurement, and simply commanded that the rights of all other citizens, whatever their race or color, should be equal to his."

I thought everyone here was all about the Constitution. What happened to that? This has been settled law for a hundred years, that is until activist judges decided to throw the corporations a HUGE bone.

Last modified: 2010-01-22 22:04:07 by robertmc

2010-01-22 21:58:58