We the People Are Human Beings!
WHY WE NEED TO PUSH FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON CORPORATE PERSONHOOD
“It’s time for people to take political action in the United States,” declares author and scholar Dr. Vivian Carpenter. Her unyielding voice for all Americans, undertaking what some may consider a monumental task, is pushing for a U.S. Constitutional amendment defining “We The People” as human beings, not corporations, ie. Corporate Personhood.
With an in-depth understanding of the consequences of Corporate Personhood to our nation, Dr. Carpenter determinedly points out, “Americans are asleep on this important political issue that the Supreme Court created in 1819 without the President or the Congress. My research suggests that the Supreme Court will be responsive to politics by the people; it’s time to challenge the Supreme Court on this legal fiction.”
An accomplished scholar whose previous research was founded by The National Science Foundation and The Ford Foundation, Dr. Carpenter channels her platform to the U.S. Citizens through a riveting account of what could happen if this issue stays under the radar. In her new book, The Fifth Letter, Dr. Carpenter has done the research, and uses this incredible story to inform how Corporate Personhood is an evolving—and dangerous—threat to our individual basic rights.
Dr. Carpenter’s credentials and experience have prepared her well for the thorough research it took to accurately portray the day-to-day actions of a Supreme Court justice. After earning three degrees from The University of Michigan, Carpenter spent a year in post-doctoral studies in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
A fascinating, informed, and engaging personality, Dr. Carpenter now has immediate availability for interviews and feature/profile opportunities around the release of The Fifth Letter to talk about:
- The research and lessons about individual rights growing in inferiority to corporate rights
- Examples of corporate personhood influence and consequences to Americans
- Her determination of affecting change to “We the People”
- Great responsibility that comes with public service: her own and that of the characters in The Fifth Letter
- How individuals can fuel healthy debate around inalienable rights and what it will take to level the playing field with corporations
- And much more!
Vivian L. Carpenter is a writer, motivational speaker, and teacher. She holds three degrees from the University of Michigan: a BSE in industrial engineering and operations research and MBA and a Ph.D. in business administration. As an academic, she has won several awards and grants for her scholarly work in institutional theory from the National Science Foundation, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Kellogg Foundation and Ford Foundation. As a business professional, she served as a Deputy State Treasurer of the State of Michigan, was Director of Academic Programs at FAMU’s School of Business and Industry (SBI), and served as chairperson of the board of MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Michigan. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and Birmingham, Michigan.
The Fifth Letter is available for order via all major online retailers, including Amazon ($15.99 paperback, $29.99 hardcover, $9.99 eBook) or www.thefifthletter.com
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