06 January 2010

human rights not corporation's

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
-President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins), quoted in "The Lincoln Encyclopedia", Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)


*** Read an excellent 2004 essay by Jan Edwards and Molly Morgan regarding the abolition of corporate personhood here.

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