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Occupy protesters and progressive politicians call for end to corporate personhood

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Occupy activists stand in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to demand and end to corporate personhood
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY LUKE THOMAS

The hurdles set forth to amend the U.S. Constitution, outlined in Article V, are substantial. In order for an amendment to even be considered, a super majority of both houses of Congress must initiate the process, or two-thirds of states must call for the amendment. Proposed amendments passing this threshold are then adopted only after three-quarters of state legislatures ratify the proposed amendment. But that difficult road is one the protesters said they are ready to travel. "We are here on a rainy day with warm hearts and wet feet. We are the 100 percent, the humans. No corporation has every experienced the thrill of wet feet," said Gangs of America author Ted Nace. "We are the fools who go out on a wet day to fix a broken world. Eighty percent of the public want to fix this. That means we are halfway to our goal. What remains is organization, mobilization."

Comments

It would seem in a logical sense that during the November election no corporation will approach any polling place in America and cast a vote.

To vote, persons are put through all types of criteria before being able to cast a vote; some persons are unable to vote.

Since corporations have no vote in elections involving persons, the Citizens United case should be reversed IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE.

Posted by Guest TUFE on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 7:30 am

It was the ability to seek to use resources to influence voters.

And in fact it's precisely because corporations cannot vote that they should be allowed other methods of making their vocies heard.

Same goes for unions, non-profits, charities and other darlings of the progrssive movement.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 27, 2012 @ 11:35 am

Corporations are creatures of statute law, and that corporate law should be reconstituted such that the corporate artiface and limited liability are conditioned upon losing the status of person under the law.

Posted by marcos on Jan. 27, 2012 @ 11:50 am

They said that in some limited situation, they may share some rights with people.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 27, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

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