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Corporate Free Speech

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Corporations were originally established in law to function as fictitious individuals, allowing them to exercise ďa variety of political rights, more or less extensive,Ē as one law text put it.

Now that the Court has extended the political speech rights of corporations, it remains only to recognize their full citizenship by granting them the vote, a form of speech. But how?

One vote is certainly not enough. The logical and fair solution is to give them votes based on how much money they make, since that is what corporations are all about. The impact of their votes should be similar to the influence of their political free speech, that is, based on money.

The votes will have to allocated on the basis of profits, letís say one vote per $1 million. That way, Exxon, for example, with its $45 billion profit last year, would get 45,000 votes. That should be enough to win a few elections.