[FoRK] corporate personhood and the death penalty
fork at bitfurnace.com
Thu Nov 4 12:08:51 PST 2004
How did corporations come to acquire personhood? Anyone know the history
of this? Does this mean corporations can vote :)
> Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> I say we keep personhood status but be for a death penalty and other
>> severe penalties. MS, for instance, should have had more than a mild
> I seem to recall a similar discussion thread on FoRK some time back...
> if I can find it in the archives I'll be sure to provide a link in a
> forthcoming email.
> In general, I agree, either we should:
> (a) revoke personhood from corporations or
> (b) go all the way and embrace corporal punishment, etc. for misdeeds
> I'm largly in favor of (a) because it ultimately entails an end to
> political lobbying and similar activities (e.g. campaign
> contributions), as well as personal responsibility for corporate
> malfeasance. In other words, if the company breaks the law while
> you're on the watch, then you are personally liable. A strong case
> could be made for (b), provided that a sufficiently powerful and well
> funded system was put in place to actually catch and prosecute
>> Elias Sinderson wrote:
>>> Regina Schuman wrote:
>>>> the next cause whould be removing tax-exempt status from churches,
>>>> they have put themselves in the lobbying business.
>>> or removing personhood status from the corporations, since they have
>>> shown themselves to be unfit for the priviledge.
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