“Most of the Founders’ resentment towards corporations was directed at the state-granted monopoly privileges that individually chartered corporations enjoyed. Modern corporations do not have such privileges, and would probably have been favored by most of our enterprising Founders—excluding, perhaps, Thomas Jefferson and others favoring perpetuation of an agrarian society.”Wow. Talk about a stretch! The founders were wary of any concentrations of power – hence the system of checks and balances. I don’t think they would approve of today’s multinational mega-corporations with no allegiance to country, any country.
I downloaded the entire ruling, so perhaps I’ll write more about this. I think this is a ruling we will live to regret as huge corporations (including foreign corporations, which Congress will now have to re-address), with more resources than many countries, begin to get more involved in our election process.