not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake
nothings

A reminder that other things are still afoot here in the US: last month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Nike free speech case. The ACLU supports Nike's right to non-commercial free speech. I'm all for Unions for Civil Liberties for American persons, but the whole corporate personhood boondoggle sucks:

Jefferson and Madison proposed an 11th Amendment to the Constitution that would "ban monopolies in commerce," making it illegal for corporations to own other corporations, banning them from giving money to politicians or trying to influence elections in any way, restricting corporations to a single business purpose, limiting the lifetime of a corporation to something roughly similar to that of productive humans (20 to 40 years back then), and requiring that the first purpose for which all corporations were created be "to serve the public good."

The amendment didn't pass because many argued it was unnecessary: virtually all states already had such laws on the books from the founding of this nation until the Age of the Robber Barons.
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