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Initiative a waste of time, money

 


The fact that we should take away the rights of corporations is just wrong. While it is true that corporations aren’t human beings, that truism is constitutionally irrelevant because corporations are formed by individuals as a means of exercising their constitutionally protected rights. (Curiously, those who deny that corporations are people are the quickest to anthropomorphize them.)

When individuals pool their resources and speak under the legal fiction of a corporation, they do not lose their rights. If this right was to be taken from corporations, the government would be able to censor corporate speech, including that of so-called media corporations. This move is a direct attack on taking constitutional rights away from corporations. It could also be a waste of your tax dollars if challenged in court. Let’s work on other things the borough needs, and stop wasting our time and money.

Jerry Lapp