To mark the anniversary of the idea that "corporations are people"
SPEAKERS * MUSIC ^ UN-BIRTHDAY CAKE
Corporations are NOT people. Rein in corporate power!
Cut corporate welfare, not social programs!
Stop privatizing public property. Get corporate money out of elections.
On May 10, 1886, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad.
"The court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether ... the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids a State to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, applies to these corporations. We are all of the opinion that it does."
This was the first time that the Supreme Court was reported to believe that the Constitution granted the same protections to corporations as natural persons.
It's been downhill for us natural persons ever since. Let's change that!
Join us for some serious fun.