Teach-in on corporate influence planned

Confused about what corporate personhood is, and why it even matters? A group of Haywood County residents will hold a teach-in from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the historic courthouse in downtown Waynesville.

“We want to get people on board, and we realized the only way to do that is to have a teach-in,” said Stan Smith, a retired Methodist minister who lives in Haywood County.

Smith said corporate influence over the political process is the single biggest problem facing the country.

“If it is possible to essentially shut down the voice of the people and buy your  congressmen and senators then the game is up — all the other issues will never be addressed,” Smith said. “When I saw what this could lead to, I said ‘I am getting involved. I can’t sit by the sidelines any more.’”


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