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Corporations Are Not People by Jeffrey D. Clements

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Chapter SevenRestoring Democracy and Republican Government

This is a moment of high danger for democracy so we must act quickly to spell out in the Constitution what the people have always understood: that corporations do not enjoy the political and free speech rights that belong to the people of the United States.

—Maryland Senator Jamie Raskin1

Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions; and it is therefore our right and duty to see that they work in harmony with these institutions.

—President Theodore Roosevelt2

As President Theodore Roosevelt put it, we have the right and the duty to control corporate power to protect our institutions of self-government. So what can those who wish to fulfill ...

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