The Pros And Cons Of Corporations Treated As People

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The world would be unfair if corporations were treated as people. Corporations already have the 14th amendment which already gives them the rights to be a person. The rights that they already have are ok, but they shouldn’t be granted anymore rights. If corporations were treated as people, they would take advantage of many of the rights that people have. Corporations shouldn’t be treated as people because people may start claiming the rights that corporations have, corporations wouldn’t get punished fairly for crimes, and they would be able to give limitless amounts of money to political campaigns and candidates. People would try to claim the same rights that corporations have. Since corporations don’t pay taxes, people wouldn’t want to …show more content…
The only punishment a corporation would get is a fine. This is a quote about what corporations could get away with from The Washington Post writer named Catherine Rampell from the article Corporations are people. So what if people were corporations?, “Even if you killed someone, stole a house, funded a genocidal regime, or terrorize the global economy, you wouldn’t go to jail.” A corporation could be shut down for crimes, but the people in the corporation could still commit a crime, and they wouldn’t be punished. If corporations had our rights, the world wouldn’t be as safe, and people would get away with crimes more often. Corporations shouldn’t have our rights if it means causing the world more problems. Corporations would be able to contribute infinite amounts of money to political campaigns and candidates. Corporations can’t give money directly to campaigns and candidates, but they can do things such as advertising for them that costs money. If a candidate has their own corporation, they could use money in the corporation to help themselves get advertised, and become well known. Political campaigns and candidates will have fair chances for running if corporations just don’t have

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