hearts and minds

February 7, 2019

Why a Corporation cannot be a “Person” in the meaning of the U.S. Constitution

[This proof was discovered in 2011. The narration of the proof * was revised here in February 2019.]

The Constitution starts with “We the People… establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”  Then the first sentence of Article I Section 2 and the first sentence of the 17th Amendment state that Representatives and Senators shall be “chosen” and “elected” “by the People” of “each state”.  Those sentences – which include the only two sentences in all seven original Articles of the Constitution where the word “People” is used – establish the revolutionary principle that this shall be a government that is by and for “the People”.  The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were truly pioneering, establishing “the people” as the sovereign power in government.  The word “person[s]”, however, appears 49 times in the Constitution, as amended.  “Persons” would no longer be serfs, with lives subject to the whims of an aristocracy, but were “created equal … endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”, struggling to establish a new type of government intended “to secure these rights”. The Constitutional meaning of the word “person” (and its plural form “people”) is critical to us, since the Constitution lists extremely important rights that belong to us. (more…)

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