corporations-are-people

Re: Obergefell

If conservatives complain about judicial activism, ask them where to find the Corporations are people, my friend clause in the Constitution.

If they complain about original intent, ask them if that means the Second Amendment should be restricted to front-loading muskets.

If they complain about religious freedom, ask which religions are given special privileges in the First Amendment.

If they insist that the U.S. is a Christian nation, ask if that means it’s the nation’s collective, governmental responsibility to feed the hungry and care for the sick as Christ commanded all Christians.

If they play holier-than-thou, then don’t disappoint: give them hell.

So I wanted to find out more about the yarn man of E3

A.k.a this cutie:

So, I went to his twitter account. And just… just look at the things he retweets!

Feminism? You got it.

Ferguson incident? Heck yeah.

War on Gaza? Yep!

Environmental activism? Of course!

Criticizing multi-million dollar corporations and the way rich people control politics? Heck yeah.

This man is the unproblematic fave we’ve all been waiting for.

That’s what’s so dangerous about what’s happening in America right now. We don’t have elected officials - it’s impossible to get elected official who represents the people. By default they have to take massive contributions from big business. When everybody was pinning so many hopes to Elizabeth Warren, and even Barack Obama, what they should have been talking about is that no single person can possibly take on the behemoth of corruption that is the American political landscape.
—  Allison Kilkenny, on Citizen Radio today about 40 minutes in. Listen at wearecitizenradio.com or on our tumblr.
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California man says he can drive in carpool lane with corporation papers

When Jonathan Frieman of San Rafael, Calif., was pulled over for driving alone in the carpool lane, he argued to the officer that, actually, he did have a passenger.

He waved his corporation papers at the officer, he told NBCBayArea.com, saying that corporations are people under California law.

Frieman doesn’t actually support this notion. For more than 10 years, Frieman says he had been trying to get pulled over to get ticketed and to take his argument to court – to challenge a judge to determine that corporations and people are not the same.

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Questionable phrase of the day: Mitt Romney, facing a tough crowd in Iowa, says the words “Corporations are people, my friend.” This will be used against him for the next year and a half, guys.