In May 1886 United States Supreme Court clerk J.C. Bancroft Davis, former president of the Newburgh and New York Railway Company, inserted a headnote
to the United States Reports pertaining to the Court’s decision in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
Thus with out a formal court ruling, this simple act set a precedent and effectively established corporations as legal persons entitled to the same rights as living, breathing persons under the 14th amendment.
What has followed is 125 years of case law
The 125th anniversary of the Santa Clara Railroad case is upon us. As an signer of the Move to Amend petition, I hope you’ll mark this anniversary by signing the petition at Move to Amend.org
We must come together to reclaim our democracy for living, breathing, people by eliminating corporate personhood through Constitutional amendment.
Whatever issue arises, at its root you’ll find a corporation standing between “we the people” and the solution. If we are to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and posterity,” then we must put an end corporate personhood.
Please sign the Motion to Amend