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    Does the Right to Free Speech Extend to Corporations?

    Under the Supreme Court ruling of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporations are afforded free speech. Make a case for or against the constitutionality of not allowing a corporation running for office. Use your position on constitutional interpretation and show how that school of thought informs your position.

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    In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporations are allowed free speech. However, there is a strong case in favor of the constitutionality of not allowing a corporation running for office. The case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission simply allows a corporation to run a campaign for or against a political candidate and not become a candidate (3). A corporation running for office is not a person but represents individuals who in their personal capacity can run for office. Allowing a corporation to run for office means allowing a collection of persons to run for office, which is not what, is written in the constitution. The meaning of a person in a constitution is a human being. A person, who is breathing, living, can think, has feelings, and upholds values. In contrast, a ...

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    The answer to this problem explains the constitutionality of allowing corporations to run for office. The references related to the answer are also included.

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