"The democratically elected municipal officials of Porter Township put their signatures to an o
"The democratically elected municipal officials of Porter Township put their signatures to an ordinance passed unanimously on December 9, 2002...The implications of this are staggering. For example: Before 1886, it was a felony in most states for corporations to give money to politicians or otherwise try (through lobbying or advertising) to influence elections. Such activity was called "bribery and influencing," and the reason it was banned was simple: corporations can't vote, so what are they doing in politics?"
Source: Hartmann, Thom, "Americans Revolt in Pennsylvania-New Battle Lines are Drawn," CommonDreams.org, December 19, 2002. http://www.commondreams.org/views02/1219-06.htm