What are the similarities between a country and a corporation? Both have shareholders, boards of directors, executive officers, employee benefits, branding, marketing departments, and competition from other businesses. If America is a corporation, it’s not just any corporation; it’s one with documented social responsibilities — and consequences. In his book “Is America a Corporation?” management consultant Roy A. Waters explains how corporate principles are embedded in the U.S. Constitution as well as legislation for non-profit organizations such as 501(c)(3) and (13) corporations. The implications of being a corporation have profound consequences on American citizenship and tax obligations. There are both positives and negatives to being considered a corporation by legal standards; however, the ramifications extend beyond semantics to include privileges and responsibilities that impact everyone in some way or another.
Is America a Corporation?
Yes. America is a corporation. It is a corporation named ‘The United States of America, Inc.’ The US corporation was created in the 1940s and 1950s using an ingenious legal maneuver called ‘creative adhesion’, which basically merged the legal existence of the United States with that of the District of Columbia via a series of contracts and Acts of Congress
Why America Is A Corporation?
- The United States Senate is comprised of 100 senators who are appointed for life by the President, with each senator being elected for a term of six years.
- Each member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected directly by the people to serve a two-year term, and each house has members whose terms are staggered so that not every two years all members are up for election.
- The president can be re-elected after serving only one term in office and can serve only one full term in office (The president cannot run again after serving two terms).
- The vice president is selected by the Senate from among their own number and serves as President of the Senate in case of a vacancy in the presidency (other than death or resignation). In such case, he/she would serve out the remainder of that senator’s term until a new election could be held to fill that particular seat; he/she could then run for election as senator at any time during his/her remaining tenure as vice president (or vice versa if already serving as vice president). Thus, should an incumbent president die or resign, he/she would be replaced by his or her vice president who would then serve out that term and run for re-election to the presidency at the next general election.
- The president’s cabinet is made up of the heads of executive departments, who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. (The vice president serves as President of the Senate in case of a vacancy in a cabinet position).
- The Supreme Court is also appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, but they serve for life (the Chief Justice serves for only six years). This court has final authority in all cases involving interpretation of the Constitution except impeachment cases, which are subject to congressional review before trial. All other cases are heard in front of “adjudicating bodies” consisting of three federal judges designated by each party and two alternates (one from each party) selected at random from among those judges who have not previously served as members or alternates on a Trial Court or Circuit Court (and who have met certain qualifications). These courts hear appeals from lower federal courts and can grant writs of certiorari upon request from any federal court to overrule an adverse judgment or ruling; they also have original jurisdiction to hear certain types of cases involving extraordinary circumstances (such as foreign affairs, national defense, the granting of federal benefits, etc.).
- The executive branch also has various independent agencies and government corporations that are not part of the legislative or judicial branches; these agencies are not subject to congressional review, but the courts have original jurisdiction over disputes involving some of them (such as federal elections).
- The President is not subject to any term limitations, but a new president elected in a special election must serve for at least one term. A president who serves two terms can run for re-election (and is eligible for a third term if elected). If he/she runs for re-election and wins, he/she can serve indefinitely as long as he/she is still alive (and if so, would be able to run again after serving two terms). A president who serves three terms can only run for re-election once more and would then be ineligible to serve further terms.
- A president can be impeached by a two-thirds majority in the Senate for “high crimes and misdemeanors” (or for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”). The House of Representatives must vote to impeach by a simple majority. Impeachment trials in the Senate are presided over by the chief justice of the Supreme Court and are considered cases at law, not criminal trials. The Senate must then vote on whether to convict the president; if he/she is convicted, he/she can only be removed from office by the conviction of a two-thirds majority of all members present in both houses.
- There are no term limits or age restrictions on federal officials (such as Supreme Court justices).
How To Change The U.S. Constitution?
- The U.S. Constitution is not a contract. It’s not a legal document. It’s the supreme law of the land, and it is the highest law of our land. In that sense, it is more like a religious text than anything else, because America has always been a Christian nation and an overwhelmingly Protestant nation for that matter.
- The citizens of the United States are not shareholders in this corporation called “America.” We are merely employees who work for this corporation called “America” in exchange for wages and benefits that we have no say over whatsoever—we are “at-will” employees with no guaranteed job security whatsoever—we have no guaranteed pensions or retirement plans—we have no guaranteed health care or medical coverage whatsoever; we have no paid vacation or sick days; we have no paid holidays off; we have no paid parental leave or time off to care for our children; we pay taxes to support this corporation called “America,” but only as much as they ask us to pay without any say whatsoever in how they spend our money (other than to raise enough money so that they can continue on their course of perpetual war).
- This corporation called America has been bankrupt since at least 1971. It has been operating at a loss ever since. It has been operating at a loss ever since it began with the War on Drugs—a war that they have been losing ever since the first marijuana arrest in 1969. They have been losing it ever since their invasion of Vietnam which cost them $222 billion. They have been losing it ever again since their invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya—which have all cost them (and us) an additional $6 trillion. The total amount of money that they have lost fighting these wars is equal to the total amount of money that they have collected in taxes over the past 40 years.
- The U.S. Constitution was written by men who were slave owners and would be slave owners today if they were alive today. It was written by men who were white supremacists with a deep-seated hatred for blacks and other minorities, and who would be white supremacists with a deep-seated hatred for blacks and other minorities today if they were alive today.
- The U.S. Constitution is not “democratic.” It is not “representative.” It is not “democratic republican.” Those are just words that you can make up yourself if you want to try to make it sound like it is something that it is not. The U.S. Constitution is monarchical—it’s the only country in the world that has a monarchy; and it is a Republic, not a Democracy—the U.S. Constitution was written to be an oligarchy (a government run by a small group of wealthy people who rule over the rest of us). It was written to establish, maintain, and protect an elite class of people who have power over everyone else in this country, and have that power because they own all of the wealth in this country, and all of the debt in this country; and those few people who own all of this wealth are very wealthy white men who consider themselves superior to everyone else (because they are “white”).
Corporations are entities that exist in a world between the state and the individual. They are given the ability to exist as their own person under the law, but they are also expected to act responsibly. The concept of a corporation is just one of the many ways in which the United States is considered a country. As such, it is important to understand the similarities and differences between the two forms of business organization. More importantly, the concepts outlined in this article demonstrate the core ideas regarding corporate governance and the role that they play in maintaining a healthy economy. It is important to understand both the similarities and differences between the two in order to effectively manage a business and make informed decisions.