California Community Says Companies Are Not People

7 09 2007

Common Sense Prevails Against All Odds!!!

Source AlterNet (please read the WHOLE article)
In 2006, Humboldt County, California, became the latest, and largest, jurisdiction to abolish the legal doctrine known as “corporate personhood.”

Measure T [The Referendum’s Legal-speak Name] was successful because our all-volunteer campaign came together to pass a law that bans non-local corporations from participating in Humboldt elections. The referendum, which passed with 55 percent of the vote, also asserts that corporations cannot claim the First Amendment right to free speech.

By enacting Measure T, Humboldt County has committed an act of “municipal civil disobedience,” intentionally challenging “settled law.” But voters also recognize that Measure T is an act of common sense.

The gears of the American Legal system may work slowly, but they are still in fact working.   Three cheers for the people of Humboldt County!!

This is living proof that governments should be afraid of their people.  Now all we need is for the rest of America to wake up and use common sense.

Keep fighting that good fight!


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17 09 2007
Ann

I’m right there with ‘ya. Thanks for your commentary.

2 02 2008

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