1 U.S. Code § 1. "Words denoting number, gender, and so forth" - Granite Grok

1 U.S. Code § 1. “Words denoting number, gender, and so forth”

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I was poking around and discovered 1 US Code § 1. It defines the meaning of several words, concerning any act of Congress. Including “person” and ‘Gender.’

In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, unless the context indicates otherwise—

words importing the singular include and apply to several persons, parties, or things;

words importing the plural include the singular;

words importing the masculine gender include the feminine as well;

words used in the present tense include the future as well as the present;

the words “insane” and “insane person” shall include every idiot, insane person, and person non compos mentis;

the words “person” and “whoever” include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as individuals;

“officer” includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office;

“signature” or “subscription” includes a mark when the person making the same intended it as such;

“oath” includes affirmation, and “sworn” includes affirmed;

“writing” includes printing and typewriting and reproductions of visual symbols by photographing, multigraphing, mimeographing, manifolding, or otherwise.

Corporations are people, or in this case, persons, which is something we’ve always maintained.

They are an association of people and persons. They are taxed and regulated, which gives them the right to redress and therefore free speech, free association, expression, etc. All things the Democrats would abandon in their blind pursuit of kneecapping free speech for the benefit of the lobbying industry, the inside-the-beltway money-laundering industry, and incumbent politicians.

You may have also noticed that the masculine by default also denotes the feminine. That should trigger some snowflakes if the first point failed to do so.