Letter: Corporations are not people

The recent government shutdown would come as no surprise to Teddy Roosevelt who said: “We are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them. We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.”

 Or William Jennings Bryan, in his address to the Ohio 1912 constitutional convention: “The first thing to understand is the difference between the natural person and the fictitious person called a Corporation. They differ in the purpose for which they are created in the strength which they possess and the restraints under which they act. Man is the handiwork of God and was placed upon the earth to carry out a divine purpose. A Corporation is a handiwork of man and created to carry out a money-making policy.” 

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— T. Frank Box

Anchorage