"Richard Grossman says that Occupy Wall Street activists need to go beyond greed and corruption and focus on usurpation. As in – illegal seizure of power. As in – the corporation has usurped – illegally seized – power from the people. He quotes Thomas Hobbes as saying that a corporation is merely a "chip off the old block of sovereignty." Grossman, the father of the "no to corporate personhood" movement, says the first step in taking back the power is to criminalize the corporation.
"If people want to go into business, fine," Grossman said. "But this law would strip away 500 years of Constitutional protections and privileges. No more limited liability for shareholders. No more perpetual life. No more Constitutional protections."