2001 Archives

Posted at Thom Hartmann on Dec. 31, 2001

To Restore Democracy, First Abolish Corporate Personhood

Thomas Paine said it best.“It has been thought,” he wrote in The Rights of Man in 1791, “…that government is a compact between those who govern and those who are governed; but this cannot be true, because it is putting the effect before the cause; for as man must have existed before governments existed, there necessarily was a time when governments did not exist, and consequently there could originally exist no governors to form such a compact with.