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Recommended Articles:

The Hijacking of the 14th Amendment by Doug Hammerstrom (pdf)

Santa Clara Blues by William Meyers (pdf). Also in HTML format

Taking Care of Business: Citizenship and the Charter of Incorporation by Richard Grossman and Frank Adams

Personalizing the Impersonal: Corporations and the Bill of Rights by Carl Mayer. Recommended for lawyers or those interested in a detailed legal history (70 pp html).

When Silence is Not Golden: Negative Corporate Free Speech by Dean Ritz

Abolish Corporate Personhood by Molly Morgan and Jan Edwards.

7  The PBS program NOW compiled some useful resources on the topic for this 2005 episode.

Court Rules Corporations Enjoy Human Rights, Some People Don’t

Monsanto Claims “Negative Free Speech” Rights Should Preclude Product Labels that Can Harm Sales of its Products

Recommended Books:

The People’s Business by Charlie Cray and Lee Drutman

Gangs of America by Ted Nace

Unequal Protection by Thom Hartmann

When Corporations Rule the World by David Korten

The Transformation of American Law 1870-1960 by Morton Horwitz (for those interested in detailed legal background). See also Volume 1: 1780-1860.

Corporations Are Not People by Jeffery D. Clements, 2014 edition

7 Gaveling Down the Rabble by Jane Anne Morris


Joe Podorsek "I’m involved in Initiative 735 because the cost of elections means people are elected who do not represent my needs or the needs of the common good."
- Joe Podorsek, 84, retired Navy, Issaquah

Kaylee Mathews "I believe that everyone should have a voice, regardless of how much money they have, so I support Initiative 735."
- Kaylee Mathews, 22, massage therapist, Tacoma

Gary McCaig "I work on Initiative 735 because I love my great-grandchildren. Any change now, even a small change, will give them big benefits later."
- Gary McCaig, 67, retired, Lynnwood

Parker Muller "I volunteer for Initiative 735 because free and fair elections should be based off ideas and policies, not who has the bigger wallet."
- Parker Muller, 26, student, Richland

Maggie Sullivan "I support Initiative 735 because I want a political system where corporations can't buy politicians to do their bidding."
- Maggie Sullivan, 60, carpenter, Alger


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