People's Rights before Corporate Rights

6/22/2006

The Green Institute Presents

People’s Rights before Corporate Rights

Building a Real Democracy Movement to Make it Happen

Featuring David Cobb

with assistance from Ben Manski

Where:          William Penn House, Cory Room, 515 East Capitol St, Washington, DC

When:            Saturday, June 24, 10am – 4pm

 

The
Green Institute sponsored a seminar to discuss a fundamental issue of
democracy: that a corporation should not have constitutional rights. If
democracy is the goal, then "good corporate citenzenship" is not what
we should seek, because a corporation is not a citizen. A corporation
is an artificial entity and a creation of the state. People have rights
that are acknowledged in the U.S. constitution because as people, those
rights are inalienable. Such rights are not inalienable to
artificial creations of the state, nor would the drafters of the
constitution or the founders of this country have seen it that way.