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May 4, 2013

Just lately i mentioned it would deserve to be considered to start thinking about a separation between state and corporations. Since the overbearing, unwanted influence of corporations on the government. And the abuse of this influence becoming increasingly clear. Such as passing laws mainly meant to please corporate interests. It seemns clear to me this cannot and wil not go on, unless we want to live in a corporatocracy instead of a democracy.

It should also be clear that governing a nation is a whole different thing from running a corporation or business. Since we expect a government to take care of many things involving the interest of it's people and the whole nation. This is much more diverse then corporate ceo's or businessowners tend to think. We expect our government to see the bigger picture when it comes to governing the whole nation.

I would say many many corporations mistake their interests to be of greater importance then the interest of the people and the whole nation. And this simply has to end. It's time corporations are held liable by an independent governing body. An indepent governing body that sees to it that corporations are kept in check. 

If we fail to do this we will live in a corporatocracy where the real decisions come from board rooms rather then from our chosen representatives.

Ending this will mean disentangling our chosen representatives from the unwanted influence of corporate ceo's. Making it clear they should stick to running their corporations instead of also deciding what our chosen representatives decide.

Just like the people once made it clear there should be a separation between state and religion. For the same reason: to prevent any religion to control the state and it's people.

If we allow our government and it's decisions to be tainted by corporate interests we're in for a whole series of trouble. Cause it effectively undermines the ability of our government to take independent decisions. What we have now is the clout of an socalled democracy that leans heavily toward chosen representatives who are actually serving corporate interests. 

This has not only undermined the idea of an independent government by the people for the people. It has also undermined the trust people put into their chosen government.

This means the relationship weith our chosen representatives has been poisoned. And means that there is often little or no faith amongst the people that our representatives will take our best interests at heart anymore.

This could derail the whole idea of what a democracy is meant to be, and turns ordinary people at the mercy of corporate interests.

Furthermore, it should be clear a real independent government overseas and is taking care of area's of life where there are other values at stake then just running a corporation or business. Like responsibly taking care of things like healthcare and education.

A school is unlike a business, and cannot be run as such unless we want our children to be nothing more then corporate employees or customers. Or be discarded otherwise since they don't fit into the system.

Another example is people who have a calling to help people. Like being a doctor or nurse or therapist. Another area of life with different priorities, response abilities and values.

Since not everything fit's into a corporate structure, we should take care to make it clear that coroporations get a say in government policy just like we do. And that we draw a line when it comes to corporations practicaly tell the goverment what to do.

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Posted: Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:07 pm
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