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U.S. Constitution
14th Amendment


The Amendment
That Never Existed



Corporate Personhood


This article on Corporate Personhood tells us how special interest groups petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to use the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment to grant corporations the status of "citizen."  This was done by enlarging the word "person" to include artificial legal entities.

 These special interest groups wanted out from under the exclusive jurisdiction of the States for regulatory and tax purposes.  They used the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment to transfer corporate jurisdiction of the States to the Federal Government.

But the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment at Section 3 defines the word "person" to be limited to a natural born individual in that a "person" may hold office of Senator or Representative of Congress.  The question must be asked of the U.S. Supreme Court as to how a corporation may hold such an office?

When defining terms of a statute, the definition of terms is constant throughout the statute.  If this is true of statutes, then how much more uniform of terms must be used in interpreting Constitutional Amendments?  Over the years, the Justices of our U.S. Supreme Court have abused their authority of Office when they misused the 14th Amendment to accomplish political ends of their liking.

Gordon Epperly