Do you think corporations should have constitutional rights?
Businesses have taken a larger and larger role in society. You may have heard the phrase “Businesses are people” before. Well, a business is an independent entity from it’s owner, but is it a person? In this case, the US Supreme Court established that corporations have a constitutional freedom of speech as it comes to how they spend money on a political cause. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby the court established that privately held corporations had some rights to freedom of religion. Do you think corporations should have constitutional rights? Should they have all the same rights as people, some limited rights or none at all? Since the court has established that they have some constitutional rights, do corporations have a responsibility to use them to help society at large or just their shareholders?