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The Right is known to profess, correctly, that corporations are people. They are made of people and thus have the same rights. But corporations are also beholden to the same responsibilities as people.
When a corporation does something that would be morally or ethically wrong in the case of an individual, the people and the corporation involved are rightly punished. They may have broken a law, or they simply may lose business because of unsavory practices. Either way, we know when a corporation has done something wrong because it has violated a tenet to which we hold each individual. The rules for corporations don’t change simply because of the label “corporation,” because it is still a “person.”
There is another entity made entirely out of people that is rarely, if ever mentioned — the government. Identically to corporations, the government should be held to the same responsibilities and constraints as any other person. The government is nothing but people, so it too is a person, just like a corporation. Nothing changes its moral and ethical responsibilities by slapping on the label “government.”
The only difference is the perception of the requirements we expect the government to follow. This perception doesn’t change the reality that when the government does something that would be wrong for an individual or corporation to do, that it is actual people doing morally and ethically false acts.
This reality has far-reaching implications, but it is a reality that should be widely known because when people are faced with reality, changes in perceptions tend to follow.