Re: Free speech vs. big money spin

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 17:50:20 -0400

Guru George wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:26:46 -0400
> Michael Lorrey <> wrote:
> >
> >Why is it that corporations are given rights that only reside in
> >individual citizens? A corporation is not a person, not a citizen, ergo,
> >it has no rights. One could say that the individuals who work at or own
> >the corporation have rights of free speech, yet those individuals are
> >not liable for the corporations actions, so they as individuals cannot
> >be sued for libel, slander, and other illegal use of free speech.
> >--
> Isn't the main reason why corporations are treated as persons in the law
> so that they can be held responsible for their actions? i.e. the people
> who form the corporation are held collectively responsible for anything
> 'it' does?

Really, how do you put a corporation in jail? How do you execute it?
Granted it can be fined for its actions, but bankruptcy law gives any
corporation the ability to shirk that debt off onto a money losing unit,
spin it off, and close it down, ergo, no fine. Since corporations cannot
be jailed or executed under criminal law, they have greater protection
under the law from government than real citizens do. Perhaps a step
along the road to personal sovereignty is personal incorporation. What
are the limits of legality with regard to corporate/officer/owner
liability? Its been a while, so I don't remember.

			Michael Lorrey
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