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Corporations? Corporations? Nobody Here but Us Chickens

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In fact, Jefferson wrote in 1816, "I hope we shall crush in its infancy the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." As recounted by Thom Hartmann in his book Unequal Protection, tracing the rise of corporate dominance over government, "Jefferson kept pushing for a law, written into the Constitution as an amendment, that would prevent companies from growing so large that they could dominate entire industries or have the power to influence the people's government."

Darn it Thomas Jefferson, you had a chance to get it right and you blew it!

I'll 2nd that!  I have some faith that we will get out of the mess we are in, but it's going to take time, and a lot of dedicated effort, that we could have avoided.  Also we have lost years going down a bad path, when we could have been putting our efforts towards other things, what could have been, is lost forever.

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