Montana and Citizens United

Go read Charlie Pierce. But here’s the money quote from Justice James Nelson:

Corporations are artificial creatures of law. As such, they should enjoy only those powers—not constitutional rights, but legislatively-conferred powers—that are concomitant with their legitimate function, that being limited liability investment vehicles for business. Corporations are not persons. Human beings are persons, and it is an affront to the inviolable dignity of our species that courts have created a legal fiction which forces people—human beings—to share fundamental natural rights with soulless creations of government. Worse still, while corporations and human beings share many of the same rights under the law, they clearly are not bound equally to the same codes of good conduct, decency, and morality, and they are not held equally accountable for their sins. Indeed, it is truly ironic that the death penalty and hell are reserved only to natural persons.

One Response to Montana and Citizens United

  1. Ron January 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Well, I think that about covers it. No mention of his political persuasion, but, if he is, this is a Rethug I could support.

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