‘Corporations Are Not People’ in Montana, Colorado

In a landslide victory Tuesday night, Montana voters approved an initiative stating “that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings” — corporations are not people.

The initiative directly challenges the now infamous Citizens United  decision, which allows corporations to contribute unlimited amounts of money for campaign groups know as super PACS and ‘shadow money’ organizations.

Initiative 166 will win roughly 75 percent to 25 percent, according to the likely, but not yet final, results, Montana’s Billings Gazette reports.

The initiative states:

   “Ballot initiative I-166 establishes a state policy that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings, and charges Montana elected and appointed officials, state and federal, to implement that policy. With this policy, the people of Montana establish that there should be a level playing field in campaign spending, in part by prohibiting corporate campaign contributions and expenditures and by limiting political spending in elections…”

 

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http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/07-0