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Monday, September 10, 2007

Humboldt And The DFH's

The Corporation

Good on Humboldt County for their "municipal civil disobedience" (once again, gotta love Mike's Blog Round Up):
In 2006, Humboldt County, California, became the latest, and largest, jurisdiction to abolish the legal doctrine known as "corporate personhood."

...[The] all-volunteer campaign came together to pass a law that bans non-local corporations from participating in Humboldt elections. The referendum, which passed with 55 percent of the vote, also asserts that corporations cannot claim the First Amendment right to free speech.

By enacting Measure T, Humboldt County has committed an act of "municipal civil disobedience," intentionally challenging "settled law." But voters also recognize that Measure T is an act of common sense. We polled our community and found that 78 percent believe corruption is more likely if corporations participate in politics.
Humboldt County is no stranger to controversial, people-power politics, but this is one big tiger to grab by the tail. Let's see how long it takes for this to be tested squashed in the Federal Courts...

[Personal note: I hope to return to more regular posting again soon. I've been distracted by a few personal issues, a condition that should pass in short order...]

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