The modern Corporation has grown out of the Industrial Age which started in 1712 when Englishman Thomas Newcomen invented the Steam Engine (was the first practical device to harness the power of steam to produce mechanical work.) This engine helped the English coal miners to mine "more coal per man hour." Over time, this concept grew into "more steel per man hour, more textiles per man hour, more automobiles," etc.
The original corporations consisted of Associations of people who were chartered by the state to perform particular tasks (like building a bridge). In early
THE CIVIL WAR
The Civil War and the Industrial Revolution represents an enormous growth period for the Corporation. Railroads, Banks, and Heavy Manufacturing all exploded with life, as new ways to produce more products, cheaper and faster began to emerge. Corporate lawyers began to realize that they needed more power in order to operate. So they began to seek ways to remove the restraints that had historically been placed upon them.
After the Civil War ended, the 14th amendment was passed. Section 1 of this Amendment reads:
"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the
It was initially passed to give equal rights to "Black" former slaves following the Civil War. Its supposed intent was to prevent the State from robbing "Blacks" of their happiness, property, and livelihoods (as they had been doing in the centuries leading up to the Civil War).
However, the slick Corporate lawyers saw a tremendous opportunity for themselves in the wording of the 14th Amendment. They argued that because Corporations are by law, considered to be "legal persons", the 14th Amendment technically applied to Corporations as well as natural persons. This concept is known as "Corporate Personhood". A Corporation is a "Juristic Person".
A juristic or juridical person is an artificial entity through which the law allows a group of natural persons to act as if it were a single composite individual for certain purposes. So to put it simply, from this point on, the Corporation enjoys all of the privileges of a real flesh and blood person, by law.
The Supreme Court agreed to this idea of "Corporate Personhood". In the following 30 years, judges began applying these Human Rights to capitol and property, while simultaneously stripping these rights from actual Humans. As a "legal person" the Corporation can buy & sell goods and property. It can borrow money. It can sue and be sued in a court of law. It carries on business as a "legal" member of our society.
The biggest problem with all of this is the fact that the Corporation is not an actual person. So it has no moral conscious. "It has no soul to save and no body to incarcerate". Furthermore, it’s only objective is to do what is in the best interest of its stockholders (them) not its stakeholders (us). It is required by law to put the financial interests of its owners above any competing interests. It has to put its "bottom line" (making money) above everything else, even the public good.
Now that we know what a Corporation is, and where it came from, let’s get to a scary, little known fact. THE
"The Constitution for the
The altered version reads:
"THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
It is the corporate constitution- not the People’s! So, Congress committed TREASON against the People, who were considered Sovereign under the Declaration of Independence and the organic Constitution. The government which was created for the
It’s only objective is its bottom line. To make money for the International bankers who own it!