Sunday, April 11, 2010
Corporations now have individual rights, what about the responsiblity for "ones" actions?
29 men are dead. Coal miners in West Virginia. Massey Energy Company, their employer, has individual rights, according to our Supreme Court. What about "individual" responsibility? 11,000 safety violations in 3 years, and despite full knowledge of the danger, the choice was made not to ventilate the mine adequately. Who is the individual and will "he" be held accountable? In addition there have been a huge number of environmental violations. If Massey was an individual "he" would would go to jail. But no, a corporation just gets fines which are part of the expense of doing business. 29 men are dead. Its part of the price of doing business. 29 men are dead. Massey corporation can spend any amount of money in elections opposing lawmakers who investigate their practices because he she it (?) has the individual right to free speech guaranteed in our constitution. 29 men are dead. What about their right to speech?