Limit rights to humans

 

Proposal: The rights set out in this constitution shall apply to all human persons from birth until death, but not to corporate bodies of any kind.

If this provision is not included, then big corporations will claim all the same rights as people, whether appropriate or not, on the grounds that they are "persons", which for some, but not all, legal purposes they are. This argument is widely used in USA to distort the meaning of their constitution in their favour (e.g. the right to freedom of expression is used by them to justify their corruption of the political system by their financial power)..

edited on Apr 18, 2015 by Imogen Galilee
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