The United States is a Great Corporation. To prove this notion, I refer to United States v. Cooper Corporation and the fact that the founding of the entity starts with “Articles of Association“; October 20, 1774.
The articles of association is a document that specifies the regulations for a company’s operations. The articles of association define the company’s purpose and lays out how tasks are to be accomplished within the organization, including the process for appointing directors and how financial records will be handled. Click Here to Read More Investopedia
The Association adopted by the Continental Congress was published and often signed by local leaders. Thomas Jefferson, who was not yet a delegate to Congress, signed this copy (lower left) with other Virginians.
|Created||October 20, 1774|
The Continental Association, often known simply as the “Association”, was a system created by the First Continental Congress in 1774 for implementing a trade boycott with Great Britain. Congress hoped that by imposing economic sanctions, they would pressure Great Britain into redressing the grievances of the colonies, in particular repealing the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament. The Association aimed to alter Britain’s policies towards the colonies without severing allegiance.
On October 20, 1774, Congress created the “Continental Association”, based on the earlier “Virginia Association” which served as the framework and precursor to the larger more powerful “Continental Association“, which was not as successful as initially intended because there were many merchants who did not follow the boycott..
The “Continental Association” signified the increasing cooperation between the colonies. As a sign of the desire still prevalent at the time to avoid open revolution, the Association notably opened with a profession of allegiance to the king, and they placed the blame for “a ruinous system of colony administration” upon Parliament and lower British officials rather than the king directly. The Association alleged that this system was “evidently calculated for enslaving these colonies, and, with them, the British Empire.”
“Articles of association” in Business English is a document that contains details of how a company is organized, for example, the duties of management, rights of shareholders, and when meetings will be held. It is one of the documents needed to create a new company in the UK and some other countries: The shareholders need only propose an amendment to their companies’ articles of association, and then vote for it.
British: “The internal rule book that every incorporated organization must have and work by. It forms a part of the constitution of an organization. The articles of association are a contract (1) between the members (stockholders, subscribers) and the organization and (2) among the members themselves. It sets out the rights and duties of directors and stockholders individually and in meetings. Certain statutory clauses (such as those dealing with allotment, transfer, and forfeiture of shares) must be included; the other clauses are chosen by the stockholders to make up the bylaws of the organization.” Click here to Read more
The Supreme Court stated in United States v. Cooper Corporation, 312 U.S. 600 (1941) 312 U.S. 600 “We may say in passing that the argument that the United States may be treated as a corporation organized under its own laws”. As pointed out by the Supreme Court in Van Brocklin v. State of Tennessee, 117 U.S. 151, the Government of the United States is a “great corporation,” ordained and established by the American people in their sovereign capacity as an agency of government, to exercise, and empowered to exercise, on behalf of the sovereign, certain governmental functions, and that “corporation’s” domicile, or residence, is within, and coextensive with, the territorial limits of the United States. See United States v. Borcherling, 185 U.S. 223
Marshall, C. J., in his opinion in United States v. Maurice, 2 Brock. 109, answered the objection that the United States could enter into no contract not previously directed by statute: “The United States is a government, and consequently a body politic and corporate, capable of attaining the objects for which it was created by the means which are necessary for their attainment. This great corporation was ordained and established by the American people. Stanley v. Schwalby. No. 1092. Supreme Court Of The United States 147 U.S. 508; 13 S. Ct. 418; 37 L. Ed. 259; 1893 U.S. LEXIS 2180 Submitted January 6, 1893. February 6, 1893, decided: The word “person” in Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. art. 3140 would include the United States as a body politic and corporate. Claims and debts due from a sovereign are not ordinarily capable of being so enforced.
Of course, the United States were not bound by the laws of the state, yet the word “person” in the statute would include them as a body politic and corporate. Sayles, Art. 3140; Martin v. State, 24 Tex. 68.