Pensylvania town revokes civil rights for corporations
“On the evening of December 9, 2002, the elected municipal officials of Porter Township, Clarion County – a municipality of 1,500 residents an hour north of Pittsburgh in Northwestern Pennsylvania – became the first local government in the United States to eliminate corporate claims to civil and constitutional privileges. The Township adopted a binding law declaring that corporations operating in the Township may not wield legal privileges – historically used by corporations to override democratic decisionmaking – to stop the Township from passing laws which protect residents from toxic sewage sludge. “
Corporations under current law are considered to be “artifical people”, enjoying the same rights as people. Which allows them to get away with all sorts of mischief. This is an excellent first step in getting corporations back where they belong, as a legal entity subservient to the people.