Remember my post about why Corporations should not be allowed to have legal personhood? Neither should they be thought of as “people.” Well, here’s a story about why we should not think of artificial entities as real people:
(Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s said it expects to be the target of a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its mortgage bond ratings, the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the recent financial crisis.
On the surface, I have no doubt that many Americans will see this as a ‘good’ thing when – in reality – this is about government undermining the philosophical foundation of this nation. To sue under natural law, one has to A – be a real person and B – demonstrate actual damages. Well, the government is A – not a real person and B – cannot show that it was actually damaged. Therefore, the government can have no real standing in this matter, thus, it shouldn’t be allowed to sue. In fact, if it is allowed to sue and it collects damages, this will then constitute theft on the part of the government. The theft being from the people who were legitimately harmed and who are rightfully entitled to the damages the government will steal from them via this suit.
So you see, if you understand the ideals and principles upon which our system of government and jurisprudence was built, then you understand that this story is about the perversion of our system.