"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" constitution - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Breaking News! "Let's Franchise Corporate Democracy!" In wake of #CorpSpeak decision, MD company running for Congress signs first franchisee, in Va by TokyoTom

I reported two weeks ago that a PR firm, Murray Hill, Inc. , had embraced the recent decision by the conservative, non-activist majority of the Supreme Court which resoundingly affirmed that the Founding Fathers had granted First Amendment rights to corporate...

Problems with "Presidents Day" by Tom Eddlem at LewRockwell.com; but let's not just "restore Congress," but amend Constitution to limit the federal government by TokyoTom

I encourage readers to take a look at the excellent essay by Thomas R. Eddlem , Down With the Presidency! A President's Day Message , now up at LewRockwell.com. I quote first a few key portions, and then note my further thoughts. But the role of the...

WSJ: another stupid MSM #CorpSpeak organ, uninterested in Constitution and an agent for expanding our oppressive, corrupt & broken federal government by TokyoTom

[Here's the title I preferred but was apparently too long. Dang. "WSJ reveals itself as another stupid MSM #CorpSpeak organ, uninterested in Constitutional or representative government, and perversely, as an ally with Dems in engendering a oppressive...

Speech and Sociopaths: Does it make sense to collapse, for Constitutional and legal purposes, the distinctions between human beings and corporate "persons"? by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding posts on corporate "free speech" , let me copy here for those interested some parts of a post by legal blogger/law prof Kimberly Hauser , and excerpts of the comment thread (emphasis added). Says Hauser: Justice Kennedy...

Historic Times: A libertarian view on what liberal Larry Lessig has missed regarding our broken, corrupt government by TokyoTom

I won't reprise the essay referred to in my preceding post , by which Lawrence Lessig presents his view of our current problems (much of which I agree with, including his conclusion that the "conservative" Roberts Supreme Court five-Justice...

Historic Times: Larry Lessig calls for Constitutional Convention to fix our corrupt, broken government by TokyoTom

Lessig doesn' expressly say it, but we also need to rein in the "self-evident", "unalienable rights" of all corporations Actually, the last quip in the title are my words, not Lessig's. Last week, I noted Harvard law prof Lawrence...

#CorpSpeak: "Jefferson Was Right" about the dangers of corporations and of the Supreme Court by TokyoTom

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." -- Thomas Jefferson , letter to to George Logan...

It's "Too Late"?! See/enjoy this GREAT new Anthem of the Revolution. Perhaps, as Jefferson suggests, we need an anthem like this for our time by TokyoTom

There's a nice little music video out - just released by a speciality history curriiculum publishing firm - with a hsitory lesson that really seems to be hitting a chord with the growing chorus of people who are upset with government (including Glenn...

#PoliticsInc: More on WHY #CorpSpeak is radical, nonsensical & dangerous judicial activism by TokyoTom

Below is another handy summary of my Constitutional arguments against #CorpSpeak and #politicsInc (Twiter hashtags, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with them), copied from another comment thread at Volokh Conspiracy . Readers should not forget...

The crux of the Constitutional analysis of corporate "personhood" and "speech" by TokyoTom

Further to my four preceding posts , I copy below a further comment that I left on a thread at The Volokh Conspiracy , which I think summarizes the core Constitutional issue: TokyoTom says: John Dewey : Sorry, Tom. You can disagree with me, but the majority...

Delicious! Corporation seeks to test its civil rights wings by running for Congress in Maryland by TokyoTom

PR.Watch.org succinctly summarizes: Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are entitled to the same free speech and political rights as American citizens, Murray Hill, Inc. , a public relations and advertising firm in Maryland has announced...

Alice in Free Speech Wonderland: "Personal Corporatehood" as response to latest victory of corporations by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding posts on corporations and free speech , I invite others to read this semi-serious piece in Truthout that examines the implications of the United Citizens vs. FEC decision: " Personal Corporatehood: Coping With the Reason Divided...

Free speech 2: Finally, someone else - Larry Lessig - gets it on state-created corporations and speech! by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding post on speech and corporations , I highly recommend Lawrence Lessig `s insightful short piece, " The Principled and Pure Court? A Reply to Glenn Greenwald " (HuffPo, January 27). For those who haven`t seen it yet, I...

Supreme Court, others confused about "speech" because they ignore (1) that corporations are not themselves persons, but creatures of the state by TokyoTom

Further, virtually everyone has been ignoring (2) WHY it is that there is so much concern about corporations and their influence on (and vulnerability to) government: namely , states have allowed individuals (and now other corporations) to form separate...
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