Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has declared that “corporations are people”. Does this mean if he is elected president he will expect American teachers to teach their students the “true” history of the United States?
Students, who can forget Thomas Jefferson’s inspiring words in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all corporations are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
And class, let us always remember the Founding CEOs who established our Constitution with these moving words, “We the Corporations of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
And never forget class, Abraham Lincoln’s stirring words at Gettysburg, “ … that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations, shall not perish from the earth.”
FDR declared class, before Congress while asking for a declaration of war against Japan, “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American corporations, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.”
Someone needs to shake Mittens by the shoulders until he wakes up. Corporations are not people; not one leader in our nation’s history would ever have conceived of such a notion; only today’s ultra rich and the uber-conservatives of the Tea Party would ever believe such a thing. When President Obama is re-elected, and has a chance to replace one of the moronic conservatives on the Supreme Court, the infamous “Citizens United” ruling will be overturned and the idiotic notion of corporations being people, and money being speech will become a footnote in future classroom’s textbooks.