Quotable: Thomas Jefferson on corporate “personhood”

“I hope we shall…crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and to bid defiance to the laws of our country.”

–Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Logan, November 12, 1816

(Kudos to Ryan Blackhawke for posting that to Facebook!)

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2 Responses to Quotable: Thomas Jefferson on corporate “personhood”

  1. deBeauxOs says:

    Just imagine. It took the moneyed corporations (now known as multinational companies) 194 years to win over the SCOTUS.

  2. Polaris says:

    If this does not wake up Obama nothing will.

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