Political Donors Should Be Human
The logic of today’s American social values defies easy understanding.
The Supreme Court has recently created a class of artificial citizens that puts traditional democracy at risk by elevating corporations, some international, to the status of “personhood,” which allows them to donate unlimited sums to political causes and spend their profits on political gain instead of paying dividends to stockholders or employees.
If corporate executives care enough to support a candidate or political cause, they can certainly afford to do so out of their own well-compensated pockets.
On the other hand, North Carolina and other states have passed laws and amendments that strike down “personhood” for some real human beings by restricting the privilege of marriage to heterosexuals.
I believe the United States would be a truer democracy if our Constitution reserved the right of contributing to political campaigns to individual, genuine, human persons who may actually become qualified to vote.
You can’t kiss a corporation.
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