— Separation of Corporations and State —
This is like the religion and the state, and to keep them separate. They’re as pure, as what they can be.
The corporations and state, and the mixing of them, thus they both become corrupt.
The word’s of our founding fathers, at least Thomas Jefferson saw the dangers of corporations and state mixing.
“… I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country…” — Letter to George Logan (12 November 1816). Published in The Works of Thomas Jefferson
We have wrote laws to protect the people from the deceptive practices of the corporation’s drives for profit.
What we went through with the banking, tobacco, and pharmaceutical companies, and they wanted to sue foreign govts for their loss of future profits with the ISDS (Investor-state dispute settlement).
“This continues the great American tradition of corporations writing trade agreements, sharing them with almost nobody, so often at the expense of consumers, public health and workers,” — Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)
After the Civil War, this president Rutherford B. Hayes saw the strangle holds of the corporations usurping the ruling power of the people. It became the ruling of the corporations and state over the people, thus destroying the revolution’s goals.
Corporations are good when they don’t choose our leaders. The debates are an example of their control over our elections, they select the candidates, and program the public with their weighted polls.
“… This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations...” —Rutherford B. Hayes
I feel this is the end of this great nation, it will be no longer a govt “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. The corporate powers rule this country, and give us technological trinkets to pacify our thirsts. We are always looking for the new thing that will marvel us.
This country was subtly defeated by the cleverly deceptive greediness of the corporations seeking profits, rather than the good natured ethical properties of what’s right.
They offer clever trinkets, that bring only a temporary satisfactions, but then they become obsolete, and they offer an update to escape the obsoletion monster.
The profits are a clever way to hook you up, and supply a neverending profit machine. If you need that hook up, then it’s good, but not, if you knew the truth.
There is a way for you to do it, if you knew the corporate secrets. There is a way, you don’t need the comfort of corporations, cause they’re concerned with their profits first and foremost. You are only just a lowly consumer on their profit sheets.
I remember cranberry juice being tart and nasty tasting, before they started mixing with other juices, and raping the tartness with over loaded sweetness of glucose/sugars. That’s the corporate way, where they change the formula for the profit, rather than the benefit.
They seek their benefit at the expense of the consumer. They thought the benefits of cranberry juice, could be changed without notifying the public. They deceive the public that cranberry is the drink of the gods, but they make it sweet and polluted drinks of the gods. They did it so subtly over the years, that no one noticed. They took away the benefits, but raised the prices. I can’t understand the logic of being ripped off.
I understand the greed for profit, which is a sin by everyone’s standard, unless you’re a criminal.
We elect happy criminals, and saddened frustrated righteous people… and we make movies of all the fictional stories of that, and make up documentaries masked as truth, but fulfilling an agenda of lies. To cloud the issues even more.
America is a happy place and a sad place, all at the same time.