MetroWest Daily News
November 17, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney caused a stir when he told a crowd in Iowa that "corporations are people, too." He went on to explain that corporations employ, serve and are owned by people, which is true enough, as far as it goes.
In Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court went further, decreeing that, since corporations are people, they are endowed with all the rights under the First Amendment, including the right to spend corporate money on political activities without limits.