Subj: Subject: Tired of CORRUPT CORPORATIONS????? Date: 7/7/02 7:14 AM Pacific Dayli
Date: 7/7/02 3:49:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time
W W (Bill) Fayette here this afternoon with some thoughts as to the crooked corporations getting away with what you or I would go to jail for?
I ask the question why should I support a corporation and the thugs and the shareholders of said corporation. For an example. The careless hands people at UPS destroyed some of my art work while they were in there care, custody and control in shipment to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana in the fall of 1998.
I had insured this art work for $155,000.00. My Art Work was damaged going and coming from the Museum and the strange thing about this is, in shipment to the museum while they were insured for $155,000.00, according to Grant VanHorne the Museum;s attorney, the museum was abel to repair the. Mind you I have a letter stating this fact. but when my art work was returned to me there was over $40,000.00 in damages to my art work and UPS only offered $1,009,00 for the damage to my work. This I have refused.
Where was the insurance on my art work when Gregg Buttermore of the museum shipped my art work back to me? Surely they were insured for more then $1,009.00.
I hold both of these corporations responsible for the damage to my art Work plus Mail Box Etc. as they were the one that packaged and shipped my art to the museum with the carrier being UPS
O. K. Now we have the picture and the reason for the following comment that I ran across on one of the AOL Message boards today.
Read this till you grasp the meaning of corporate power in this great country today. Where will this power end?
W W (Bill) Fayette
Subject: Tired of CORRUPT CORPORATIONS?????
Date: 7/7/02 7:14 AM Pacific Daylight Time
It is not large corporations that drive our economy. It is small businesses and the people, the consumers. Small businesses make up over 80% of the businesses.
I am not anti-corporation, but I am for corporate responsibility. Currently there are virtually no restrictions on corporations. Over the years they have bought off our representatives to completely insulate corporate executives from any responsiblity. Look at Enron. Look at WorldCom. No responsiblity. No accountability. Ken Lay, Jeffery Skilling, Andrew Fastow, and the rest who made hundreds of millions while average people's savings were wiped out.
Insiders at Enron and WorldCom dumped over four billion dollars in stock and average hard working people lost their life savings. But the executives won't suffer any penalties because they used a ton of their cash to buy enough influence in government from their republican and democrat political prostitutes so that they will easily walk and not spend a day in jail.
Corporations across the board routinely buy our representatives to act as their prostitutes for their gain and not ours. Corporations even write our laws. Corporations are not citizens and must not have the same rights as a citizen. In Texas 100 years ago, corporations could not even be started without approval from the entire Texas congress. The government and the people so feared the establishment of corporations and their potential attacks against our democracy that they put very strict requirements on them.
That of course has all changed. Corporate money has bought off almost all of our elected officials, and their political prositutes have in turn rewritten laws to favor corporations. This is dangerous to our country and our future existence as a free society.
Below are a few quotes from past presidents and their views on the dangers of unrestricted corporate power.
"I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson
"The rich and the powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes." - Andrew Jackson
"Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty." - Rutherford B. Hayes
"There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Great corporations exist because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions; and it is therefore our right and our duty to see that they work in harmony with those institutions." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Private enterpirse is ceasing to be free enterprise. Private enterprise indeed became too private. It became privileged enterprise, not free enterprise." - Franklin Roosevelt
"No business is above government, and government must be empowered to deal adequately with any business that tries to rise above government." - Franklin Roosevelt
"If monopoly pesists, monopoly will always sit at the helm of government. I do not expect monopoly to restrain itself. If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to do it." -Woodrow Wilson
"The masters of the Government of the United States are the combined capitalists and manufacturers of the United States." - Woodrow Wilson
"There was a time when corporations played a minor role in our business affairs. But now they play the chief part, and most men are servants of corporations."
- Woodrow Wilson
"... We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for disasterous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." - Dwight Eisenhower
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country...Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it's reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." - Abraham Lincoln
And to show you the difference between the wise and honorable men above compared to the corrupt puppet GW Bush I have included Bush's quote about corporations below:
"Businesses must be allowed to regulate themselves!" - GW Bush, republican puppet
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