It should be a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood, but we’ll take it!
The United States has “Corporate Personhood” that has led to Corporations being allowed to spend money electing politcians because of a mis-reeading and sloppily written 14th Amendment.
The United States has no Federal Constitutional Right to Vote in the US Constitutiton.
The United States has not Federal Automatic Voter Registration.
“Corporate Personhood” essentially means that a Multi-National Corporation owned by foreign shareholders is entitled to Constitutional Rights within the United States of America.
Corporate Personhood which has existed in the United States in some form since 1819 which has been bolstered by a misreading of the 14th Amendment “Persons”, was what allowed Neo-Liberalism *Trickle-Down Economics* to permeate American Society to such an extent and bring on all the nasty anti-social by products of this synthetic economic doctrine.
Therefore, a Constitutional Amendment is needed to abolish once and for All the notion of “Corporate Personhood” in regards to fictional entities created by Legislation having any rights or priviliges under the US Constitution
The 28th Amendment, We The People Amendment
House Joint Resolution 48 introduced January 30, 2017
Section 1. [Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights]
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.
The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
Section 2. [Money is Not Free Speech]
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.
Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.
The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.