Thursday, August 21, 2014

CR Quiz, Question #1

A community majority cannot stop an unwanted corporate project or activity because…
a. the state does not recognize local communities’ right to self-government
b. the corporation can sue based on discrimination and foregone profit per the 14th amendment (the one that gave personhood to black people after the Civil War)
c. if the corporate activity is currently regulated by the state or federal government, then local decisions to control that harmful activity are considered barriers to interstate trade under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court for over 100 years
d. All of the above

d. All of the above (however, over 150 communities, including the city of Pittsburg and Mora County, N.M., have kept unwanted corporate activity out by passing a rights-based ordinance that elevates community rights over corporate privilege, denies corporate personhood, and recognizes the right of nature and its ecoystems to exist and flourish.)

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