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