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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.
Following his stunning declaration in Iowa the other day that “corporations are people” it’s only logical to assume that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Mitt Romney must read from a different set of scriptures than the rest of us. No doubt the following would be highlighted as some of Mitten’s favorites:
“And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the corporations; (for he was above all the corporations); and when he opened it, all the corporations stood up:”
“And let that which belongs to this corporation be appointed unto this corporation”
“And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the corporations, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the corporations to Ai”
“And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this corporation, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked corporation”
“For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this corporation; neither hast thou delivered thy corporations at all.”
“And again I say unto you, sue for peace, not only to the corporations that have smitten you, but also to all corporations”
“Let the corporations praise thee, O God; let all the corporations praise thee.”
“And thus they were a zealous and beloved corporation, a highly favored corporation of the Lord.”
“Which in time past were not a corporation, but are now the corporation of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy”
“Happy is that corporation, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that corporation, whose God is the Lord.”
“And the Lord said unto her, two companies are in thy womb, and two manner of corporations shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one corporation shall be stronger than the other corporation; and the elder shall serve the younger.”
“And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my corporations go, that they may serve me.”
“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy corporation shall be my corporations, and thy God my God:
“Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”
Today, while speaking to a reportedly sometimes rowdy crowd, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “… corporations are people.”
The Associated Press (AP) reported that when pressed by an attendee at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday as to why he was focusing on entitlement reforms as a means of deficit reduction over asking corporations to share part of the burden, Mittens shot back: “Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings my friend.”
Corporations are people? Well of course they are to those who prostitute themselves to them Mittens. People like yourself and the five conservative justices on the Supreme Court who said so in the infamous “Citizens United” ruling.
I’m trying to remember though; I don’t recall any document starting out with “We the corporations of the United States …”
I don’t recall any corporations dying at Lexington and Concord, Brandywine, Saratoga, Yorktown, New Orleans, Palo Alto, Vera Cruz, Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, the Somme, Marne, Argonne Forest, Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Normandy, Bastogne, Iwo Jima, Inchon, Vietnam, the World Trade Center, Pentagon, Iraq or Afghanistan.
Did you fall out of the moron tree and hit every branch on the way to the ground?
“This is what Mitt Romney is going to run on? Corporations are people? Really?” said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Brad Woodhouse. “There’s a great message for people struggling to get by and trying to make ends meet. Don’t complain — corporations are people too!”
Speaking at the Des Moines Register soapbox, Romney was also interrupted by a heckler who asked if he supported “scrapping the Social Security payroll cap so that rich people pay their fair share into the trust fund?”
Romney responded, “There was a time in this country where we didn’t celebrate attacking people based on their success. We didn’t go after people because they were successful.”
This is what conservatives want when they say, “We have to take our country back!”
Back to where, to the era of robber barons? Back to a time when you had the super wealthy and everyone else? Is that what Mittens wants? Well of course it is, he’s worth some $430 million what does he care? He’s never wanted for anything, and he dares to say corporations are people?
The presidential contender went on to underscore his bottom line. “If you don’t like my answer, you can vote for someone else,” he said.
Wow. If we don’t like your answer we can vote for someone else? Really, we still have that freedom? What are you five years old?
This is the guy we’re supposed to look up to as a serious presidential contender? Someone who declares corporations are people, and smarts off to people like he’s five? Mittens is a loser. He didn’t run for a second term in Massachusetts because he couldn’t have won it. He lost to John McCain. He flops whichever way he thinks will score the most votes at any given moment. I can vote for someone else Mittens? Thanks, that’s what I had planned to do. Maybe I’ll take a few of my corporation buddies over to the polls and do just that.