Reader talkback questions American sovereignty

My entry yesterday about the decline of interest in outsourcing drew some long-winded opinion from our readers. Most impressive is a Talkback from member Repeal, whose commentary packs quote and after quote of historical figures thatblast the powers of the modern corporation.

My entry yesterday about the decline of interest in outsourcing drew some long-winded opinion from our readers. Most impressive is a Talkback from member Repeal, whose commentary packs quote and after quote of historical figures thatblast the powers of the modern corporation. Repeal thinks that the real debate should be centered on American sovereignty, not jobs:

"MBA's argue that corporations have to be able to compete, even if that means sending jobs overseas. On the surface this is a reasonable argument. But nation states and corporations grew out of the need to establish property rights, rule of law and the creation of abundance for the governed.

Corporations are the inventions of man's mind and cannot exist separate from people. The question for America's electorate is should corporations be allowed to take on a life of their own? Should the carpenter bow down and worship his tools?"

What do you think,does the"corporations are persons"argument holdwater in an age whensome coporationshave largereconomies than nations?