Ah, yes, another judicial decision based on the idea that corporations enjoy the same rights as people. All based, in the end, on a marginal note by a Supreme Court scribbler claiming that the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment applied to registered piles of money.
Honestly, though, it is time for us to move beyond this quaint fiction. Corporations are nothing like people.
The readers of this blog are a varied bunch, with even more varied social and business circles. It's not too much of a stretch to assume that people here, among them, have encountered darn near every kind of "people" around.
So, friends, show of hands: How many of you have met someone who will never get sick and never die? People who are, in essence, omnipotent?
How many of your acquaintances have the power to learn so much about you that even the government has to go to them to learn about you? People who are, in essence, omniscient?
How many of your friends and relations are everywhere they need to be for different reasons, are in America when they need to get a reward for being Americans, yet residents of Ireland, or India, or the Caymans, or anyplace else, when it suits their needs? People who are, by every definition, omnipresent?
I see no hands. Because you all understand, however you may deny it, corporations are not people.
They are gods.