"I'll believe Corp's are people when [San Jose] City Hall evicts one"I explained to the protester that corporations are evicted if they don't pay their rent. That was news to him.
On the same theme, there is this sign from Occupy San Francisco (photo taken last October):
"I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one! -- I am the 99%"Of course, corporations are executed, mercilessly, all the time: it is called Chapter 7 (liquidation).
At times, when dealing with people, logic is just irrelevant. In this case, in my opinion, the Occupy crowd is not expressing a legal theory about corporations; they are expressing emotional frustration with life. If conservatives/libertarians are going to respond effectively to their points, we need to address the emotion and not the logic.
PREVIOUSLY on the Occupy Wall Street movement:
•Occupy Wall Street analyzes the Greek debt problem
•"Occupy CPAC" protesters paid $60/day
•Occupy Portland mob smashes windows
•Occupy Portland blocks bridge, causes massive traffic jam
•Occupy Oakland: the devolution
•Occupy Portland explains its rape policy
•News media report on terrorists and patriots
•Occupy Portland protester loses it in front of KGW news
•Occupy Portland and Michael Moore's hypocrisy
•A Visit to Occupy San Francisco: photo essay
•Occupy Oakland and Marxism: a video