Mitt Romney recently made headlines with his statement, “Corporations are people.” This reflects the Republican Party’s staunch defense of tax breaks for corporations and the 2010 ruling by the Republican-dominated Supreme Court that corporate campaign donations should be considered free speech.
In keeping with the Republican Party’s current preference of corporations to flesh-and-blood citizens, I’ve taken the liberty of updating a few quotes from the great Republican leaders of the past:
Abraham Lincoln: “Government of the
people corporations, by the people corporations for the people corporations, shall not perish from the earth.”
Theodore Roosevelt: “We have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American
Dwight Eisenhower: “Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free
people corporations and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.”
Ronald Reagan: This idea that government was beholden to the
people corporations, that it had no other source of power, is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.