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If corporations are people, and slavery is illegal, then buying and selling of corporate shares is slavery and must be abolished!

A fascinating story on Alternet makes an interesting point. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, so it is illegal to own a person. And yet, if corporations are people with human rights like speech, as the Supreme Court recently ruled, then these corporate persons cannot be bought or sold, so all buying and selling of stocks is unconstitutional. Therefore, the stock exchanges are slave markets and they must be shut down immediately.

Since corporations cannot exist without buying and selling stock, then corporations will cease to exist.

And if that doesn’t work, then we should just reinstitute the draft, and start drafting corporations.



  1. Cassowary wrote:

    Funny it is posted here and the side ad is for ForeX trading and the share market… sometimes you have to look at who sponsors you to enable you to post your opinions.

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Yeah, I’m seeing that ad too. AdSense is (unintentionally) so ironic!

    If you think it is the ads that “enable” me to post my opinions, you are sadly mistaken. I do this blog to keep me sane. I’m lucky if I get a couple of dollars a day from the ads, and I spend several hours on this blog each day. I didn’t have ads at all for a long time, but my accountant told me I had to show *some* income on this, so the IRS would be happy. Sigh.

    (I just checked my AdSense account, and I didn’t even earn enough this month for Google to send me a check).

    Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:46 am | Permalink