Originally, corporate "personhood" was a "convenience", allowing them to enter into contracts, etc.
They cannot be arrested, incarcerated, executed. Nor would they want to be. The individuals who make up the corporation are not individually liable for the actions of the corporation.
Corporations can't vote, but want to participate in the political process.
Corporations can't be arrested, but want input into making laws that result in arrest.
Make corporations actual "people", give them one vote. Send them to "prison" if they **** up, making them forfeit all profits/bonuses for the duration of the "sentence". Make them subject to the same taxation as individuals. Same deductions. Same bankruptcy rules
THEN see how much corporations want to be "persons".
If employees dont like what a corporation does, they can just decide not to work for them. If the people dont like what they do, we can just decide not to buy anything from them. Thats how a free market works.
As well as people who work for corporations that fight to prevent unionization and send their jobs overseas.
The former CAN organize his brothers to vote to eliminate their union by supporting anti-union candidates.
The latter can't say **** to the corporation about shipping his job overseas.
See the difference?
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
Would you rather have the captain of the Exxon Valdez (or even the Exxon CEO) locked up or have the millions (billions?) in clean up costs recovered. To assert that a corporation is not legally liable for its actions ignores reality.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman