Sep 19, 2010

2004 Green Party Nominee for President Leads Charge to Abolish Corporate Personhood

From Creative Loafing News:

David Cobb was the 2004 Green Party nominee for president. The northern California attorney is now spending his time rallying citizens behind a grass-roots effort to reduce the power of corporations in America. brands itself as a coalition dedicated to ending "the illegitimate legal doctrines" that prevent the American people from governing themselves. In anticipation of his multi-city visit to Florida that includes stops in Sarasota, Tampa and Pinellas County this weekend, CL caught up with Cobb last week.
CL: Tell us about the push to get a constitutional amendment passed to address the issue of corporations.
David Cobb: Let's begin by acknowledging that people from across the political spectrum, from the left to the right to the center, all agree that corporations have way too much power. We believe at that it's even beyond the issue of corporate power. Unelected and unaccountable CEOs are ruling over us, they are literally making the fundamental decisions that affect our lives on a day-to-day basis. . . .

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