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Nick Anderson

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  1. Griff

    Griff GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    George Orwell was just a few years off in his book “1984”

  2. spyderred

    spyderred said, 6 months ago

    Orwell called it doublespeak, as I recall. It was used by those in power to make words like truth, honesty, justice, freedom and democracy meaningless. Now that corporations are people, couldn’t they just run for office rather than have to buy so many politicians and, apparently, judges?

  3. mightyfrog

    mightyfrog said, 6 months ago

    I love this one – excellent.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Four legs good, two legs better.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 6 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    Why do we have nine justices? Why not nine CEOs instead? I mean, judges don’t create jobs.

  6. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 6 months ago

    What will Socialists do when they run out of other peoples money?

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Left off “religion trumps all”,(as long as you have the “right” one!)

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @dzw3030

    /eyeroll

  9. SergeitheAntagonist

    SergeitheAntagonist said, 6 months ago

    Funny that now the defense of the freedoms confirmed in the Constitution is turned into Big Brother. The court says Big Government can’t force a private entity to violate their conscience, and that ruling is tyranny? The world turned upside down, indeed.

  10. wbr

    wbr said, 6 months ago

    kiser asks " what if a family runs a business and incorporates? Do they give up their rights?" answer only those the p c crowd does not like

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @dzw3030

    Take away the tax breaks for the rich.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Its a brave new world where everything is backwards.

  13. BarbaBlanca

    BarbaBlanca said, 6 months ago

    From many of the responses here, it appears that that Big Brother has already won.

  14. wayne30523

    wayne30523 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    New double speak: cartoonist is brilliant…superficial thought is deep thought!

  15. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    Jeff,

    The whole process of incorporation has one purpose: to put a wall of separation between the humans behind the company, and the actions and concerns of the company itself. This is why the people who won a corporation aren’t personally responsible for its debt. Now they want it to be considered identical to them… but only when it suits them; they still don’t want to be responsible for its debt. Sorry, but that doesn’t make any sense.

    There has never been a problem with signing contracts with a corporation, because that is one of the express functions that corporations were created to do. It is not a function of being human; any entity with money can engage in contracts. You are correct, however, that what a company can’t do, a union should not be able to do, but “company” and “corporation” are not identical terms, and whether a union resembles a corporation or not depends on the union. Those which are structured as corporations, with the full protection for the individuals involved against liability for the union’s actions, should be treated like corporations — that protection against liability is what should be distinguishing companies which can be treated as extensions of the humans behind them and companies which shouldn’t be. A union which does not protect its individual members against liability for the actions of the union should be treated as a group of individuals, just as a company which has not incorporated (and therefore which still offers no liability protection for the individuals behind it) should still be treated as a group of individuals. But there really ought to be some legal consistency behind the question of whether they are separating the entity from the individuals who make it, or they aren’t.

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