Mitt Romney and Personhood
"Corporations are people," says Romney... but that begs the question Mitt, are fake corporations real or fake people?
From the Daily Mail, "Revealed: The businessman behind the $1m 'subterfuge' donation dogging Mitt Romney's campaign."
"A mysterious donor who gave $1million to a political action committee supportive of Mitt Romney for president has been identified. Former Bain Capital executive Edward Conard gave the donation to the Romney-leaning Restore Our Future PAC, the group said on Saturday. Romney co-founded Bain in 1984."
Yes, Edward Conrad former Bain Capital executive and former head of W. Spann "Fake" Corporation LLC, is just like you me. Everyday people.
Fat cat Republicans simply refer to corporations as being people. Until that is, when the time comes to make anonymous campaign donations to their friends PAC or filing for bankruptcy, then miraculously corporations lose their humanness and want to be treated as a complete separate entity devoid of personhood.
How many people do you know whose middle initials are LLC? Wendell Berry sums it up nicely writing in Citizenship Papers,
"The folly at the root of this foolish economy began with the idea that a corporation should be regarded, legally, as a 'person." But the limitless destructiveness of this economy comes precisely because a corporation is not a person. A corporation, essentially, is a pile of money to which a number of persons have sold their moral allegiance. Unlike a person, a corporation does not age. it does not arrive, as most persons finally do, at a realization of the shortness and smallness of human lives; it does not come to see the future as the lifetime of the children and grandchildren of anybody in particular. It can experience no personal hope or remorse, no change of heart. It cannot humble itself. It goes about its business as if it were immortal, with the single purpose of becoming a bigger pile of money."