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Speaking of disorganized protestants, incidentally, in 1842 the Massachusets Supreme Court was the first (iirc) of the nation to discern that labor unions (a/k/a combinations, trusts) were not "criminal conspiracies" to fix prices or ENSLAVE WHITE PEOPLE, I guess. Go figure.

Ban on Corporate Campaign Spending Upheld in Massachusetts

Massachusetts' highest court affirmed a state ban on political contributions from corporations in a unanimous decision Thursday.
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"Both history and common sense have demonstrated that, when corporations make contributions to political candidates, there is a risk of corruption, both actual and perceived."

The state's high court also ruled against the business owners' equal-protection argument related to unions and nonprofits, which are permitted to make contributions, because the business owners failed to show that corporations are similarly situated to unions.
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The Massachusetts ban came about in 1907, the same year Congress passed the Tillman Act, which banned corporate contributions in federal elections.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 10th, 2018 at 07:38:33 PM EST
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