Corporations don't (yet) have *all* the rights the founding fathers meant for
The Constitution stipulates three qualifications for membership in Congress:
U.S. citizenship, residency in the state represented, and a minimum age.
Representatives must be at least twenty‐five years old to take their oath of
office, while senators must be thirty.
One would hope that the Courts would test the conformance with those
qualifications before falling for a PR scoop!
[mailto:ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kathryn B Laskey
Sent: Saturday, 13 March 2010 22:03
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Foundation ontology, CYC, and Mapping
A.P. Herbert, in his "Misleading cases" had great fun interpreting legal
terms, so that a cow had to be accepted by a bank as a cheque (check for
the US) and a snail was a "wild and savage beast" - in the same category
as a lion.
Murray Hill, a candidate for the US Congress, is a Silver Spring public
relations firm running on a platform of corporate civil rights. For those who
don't follow U.S. politics, the US Supreme Court recently ruled that corporate
funding for political campaign broadcasts cannot be limited because of the US
Constitution's guarantee of free speech. When the decision was announced,
many commentators immediately pointed out the far-reaching implications of this
ruling. Clearly, Murray Hill considers the right to run for public office to be
a natural next ste nbsp;web site states: "...thanks to an enlightened
Supreme Court, corporations now have all the rights the founding fathers meant
for us. It was their dream to build the best democracy money can buy."
Yes there are intended meanings, but actually tying them down is very
Right. So is Murray Hill entitled to run for Congress?
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