Senator Mitch McConnell once again thrust himself into the vanguard for those fighting to preserve historic American rights. He decried a proposed Constitutional Amendment by Senator Jon Tester and Senator Chris Murphy which would deny that corporations are “people” who are entitled to the same rights as humans. Anyone who has read discussions in the Constitutional Convention encounters constant remarks by James Madison or George Washington to the rights of corporations. They wanted to preserve the rights of corporations just as they wanted to preserve the rights of actual humans. Mitch McConnell decries this amendment and terms it “absurd.”
When will the rest of America join with Republicans and fight for the important issues that concerned American leaders in 1776? Who among us today denies that Tom Jefferson and Ben Franklin and Alexander Hamilton regarded the rights of corporations as THE most important issue of the Revolution??