A Government Of, By, and For Corporations?


I was listening to one of President Obama’s weekly addresses where he was complaining about the recent Supreme Court decision that lifts bans on corporate spending to influence elections. While I’m all for disclosures on who is really behind these campaign-related attack ads, I made a connection that I hadn’t made before.Obama mentioned the famous line from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” If we’ve more or less extendedcorporations the same rights as people, does that mean that our government is of, by, and for corporations?Given everything that’s happened in my lifetime at least, it sure seems that way.


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