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Jim Morin

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The SCOTUS needs to keep those doors closed, and wise up and reverse “Citizens United”.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    Corporations have no business appealing to religious exemptions. I have no problem with religious organizations receiving the same tax benefits as other not-for-profit organizations, but businesses should not have the right to use religious arguments to get out of a federally mandated requirement.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    How’d having the state be the church work out in the Soviet Union?

  4. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If corporations have been deemed individuals for purposes of political contributions, and they have, you’d better believe they’ll be deemed individuals for this purpose so there will be no toehold for all those lovely contribution dollars to go away. Integrity? Meh.

  5. pbuckland

    pbuckland GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Corporations are considered to be “individuals” or “persons” for taxation purposes, depending upon the jurisdiction. Furthermore, corporations are also subject to laws covering criminal or civil wrongdoings. Officers of corporations who commit criminal acts can be charged as acting on behalf of such corporations. An individual or family owned corporation is basically an extension of those individuals. If they can be held responsible for the actions of their corporations, including the payment of taxes and being the moral and ethical voice of their corporations, then they should have the right as well as the responsibility, within the constitution and other laws, to run their corporation according to their own beliefs, religious or otherwise.

  6. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Nicely said pbuckland. Reasoned and rational.

    The heart of this argument is between groups that have different moral standards and whether or not the Majority can force the minority to give up their morality.

    But watch out Religious Right. Because I don’t agree with your holy war on Muslim states and you will never convince me that it is OK to wage war on a group by calling them terrorists.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    The official “religion” of the Soviet Union was Atheism. The state endorsed it. What planet have you been living on?

  8. pbuckland

    pbuckland GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Incorporation allows the shareholder “limited” liability for the debts of the corporation. Thus if an incorporated business fails and cannot meet its debts owing to suppliers and other creditors, the individual shareholder is not liable. This freedom from liability does not extend to actions of the corporation that could be considered criminal and does not necessarily extend to any other civil “damage” claims.

    Of course, a corporation cannot have “religious convictions” by itself, but those who own, direct and work for that corporation do and are the ones responsible for determining the moral and ethical direction of the corporation’s actions. In a closely held corporation, that is the shareholders who are usually also the officers and primary employees.

    Why can’t such issues be discussed without resort to insults and attacks on the beliefs of others?

  9. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    Being a protestant, my church doesn’t have much of a bank account. Most of the money goes to help others, including the various atheists on this thread above.

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