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United States of America, Inc.

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Great Writing, Politics, corporations, Supreme Court, McSweeney's, Bennett Gordon,

Now that corporations are more like people—as many argue the Supreme Court decided in the recent Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case—corporations may soon want the right to vote. Corporations may also want to marry, run for office, and be counted in the census. Writing for McSweeney’s, Steven Seidenberg writes imagines a dystopian world where corporations are treated like people, and this happens in 2028:

Winning 72.1% of the popular vote, California Governor Mickey Mouse is elected President of the United States. He runs weakest among men (garnering just 39% of the vote) and women (45%). However, he is carried to victory by his strength in other key demographic groups: corporations (67%), cartoons (68%), lobbying groups (73%), copyrighted film scores (78%) and online avatars (81%).

Source: McSweeney’s 
michael gaylan
3/12/2012 2:16:37 AM

Are you kidding me? The people don't know the corporations are a person? A person is not a man or woman, it is a corporation, or a man or woman employed by a society. Don't you know ONLY corporations (persons) can get married in the first place? When have you ever had to go to another man, and ask him permission to do something you had lawful right to do in the first place? When did the God of Abraham, Issac or Jacob tell us to get a fiction to grant a "privilege" of marriage? I know.. NEVER. United States of America is a FOR PROFIT corporation listed on Dun and Bradstreet !!! If you claim citizenship to a corporation isn't that just a bit odd? Do you not know each state is a Nation? A citizen of a Nation is free. A citizen of a corporation is chattel property aka slaves/debtors.