Open letter to the 99%
So, many of you think Occupy isn’t about you.
Many of you think that it’s about “those” people and doesn’t affect you.
Many of you may even think what’s happening to the occupy movement is good.
And all I have to say is: Yo! Genius think about it! 1st amendment! If so-called Dems, and the so-called D pres can do these to “his team”, he can do it to you too.
The 1st amendment says
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
You see the part that says “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”? And they are peaceable. A few exceptions do not define the rule. No they prove the rule, that the vast numbers are peaceable. Oh ya, and that whole Tea Party thing? The original Boston Tea Party destroyed Tea. Of the East India Company. So the destruction of corporate property huh? Exception or rule? Fill in the blanks.
And these are peaceful protests. This ain’t right vs. left. It ain’t a liberal or conservative thing. It’s an American thing. The 1st amendment is an AMERICAN THING! You don’t have to be left, right, or any thing in between to believe in this. You just have to be American. Only dictators would believe that the right to protest should not be allowed.
Even if you can’t see that, then you must at least have some semblance of self-preservation, no? Mayor Quan is “Dem”. So is Osterity. So are many of the mayors that followed orders, colluded with other mayors to coordinate these raids against the 1st amendment. And if you think that it’s fun to watch the attack on the 1st amendment, then I feel sorry for you, … and deeply troubled for this country while Americans celebrate the attack on the 1st amendment. But if you think it can’t happen to you, then you’re living in a fantasy land. If so-called “Dems” can do this to their “base”, then they can do it to you. They can attack your rights to peaceably assemble and protest. They can bring out the cops in full riot gear to quash peaceful and unarmed protestors, ie. you. If they can do this to their “base”, they can and will do it to you.
Even if you disagree with the protestors, or have no idea what they stand for, are Americans allowed to exercise their 1st amendment right to protest or not? Because once they take away that right from one group, they can take it away from any group. And once taken away, it will be gone. And we can tell all our children and grandchildren about a time when Americans had a right to protest. That was before they attacked the 1st amendment and our fellow Americans cheered the attack, the destruction, and finally the removal of the 1st amendment.