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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

“Corporations are people” the “Citizens United” decision and the Saha Farm thing were both about corporations as people.

The “Tea Party Republicans” are now vigorously pursuing personhood rights for corporations. The “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision is about personhood rights for corporations. The earlier battles over eminent domain were about personhood rights for corporations. The battle between the City of Coatesville and the group of people making up the Saha property coalition was a very small part of the Republican plan to give personhood rights to people.

MITT ROMNEY: There’s various ways of [preserving Social Security and Medicare’s solvency]. One is we could raise taxes on people. That’s not the way . . .
AUDIENCE: Corporations! Corporations!
ROMNEY: Corporations are people, my friend.
AUDIENCE: No they’re not.
ROMNEY: Of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people. Where do you think it goes?
AUDIENCE: It goes into your pocket!
ROMNEY: Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.

It’s “We the people” in the preamble to the United States Constitution not we the corporations because back then the only powerful corporation on earth was the “East Indian Tea Company”. And they owned the tea that the “Boston Tea Party” threw into Boston Harbor. The Tea Party Republicans have it exactly backwards. It was brand new country with a "government of the people, by the people, for the people". Not a government of and for private property and corporate property. 

The ideas to give full personhood rights to corporations came out of Milton Friedman’s University of Chicago School of Economics.

"Regulatory takings’ has become the cornerstone of the ‘Wise Use’ movement's legislative agenda as well as the ideology underlying the movement's ‘property rights’ wing. Under the regulatory takings banner, Wise Use leaders have rounded up a broad range of economic and political interests, including developers, small property owners, timber companies, and others into the so-called "property rights" movement. More accurately termed ‘property primacy’ for its subordination of the public good to private financial interests, this is the fastest growing wing of the Wise Use movement.” 
 Regulatory Takings and Private Property Rights
By Tarso Ramos

See my post:

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

The huge fights over eminent domain are over.

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