This is what he told an angry crowd, reciting the mantra of the Corporate-owned Right that corporations are persons. Based upon the 1886 Supreme Court decision, of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, which asserted that the “defendant Corporations are persons within the intent of the clause in section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which forbids a State to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The court, in a blatant case of Judicial activism- recall that term the Right uses when it comes to actual human rights and justice- said that since the Constitution did not mention Corporations that it was well within the privilege of the Court to re-write the Constitution.
Here, is in fact what the Fourteenth amendment states:
” Section 1.All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Can we then assume that a Corporation can vote, or compel its constituent employees to vote a particular way? Can a corporation no hold office, which may already be the case.
It’s simple to me:
A corporation is a company.
People are people.
Just as a wooden ship is…
a boat and not a tree!