Re: Free speech vs. big money spin

Anton Sherwood (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 18:42:56 -0700 (PDT)

Michael Lorrey asks
: 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.

Why shouldn't a group of us, jointly using parts of our property,
have the same rights that each of us has with respect to our individual

The penalty for libel is generally monetary, so where is the difficulty
in imposing such penalty on a corporation?

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