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Corporate Checks and Balances

Written By: Rick Jurmain  |  Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The following article was submitted to the Journal by a local business owner. While we disagree with Mr. Jurmain on several points, particularly those singling out Republicans (corporations can give just as much to Democrats), we believe his position was well made. We welcome any response to his article.

"Checks and balances on government power" is the most fundamental principle of our Constitution. The Framers of the Constitution warned us about another power - concentrations of wealth - that also warrants checks and balances. They stated that a democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold through corruption.

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