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Governmental Personhood

 

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.”