3 thoughts on “15 October – United for Global Change

  1. The Bill of Rights in the National Archives.

    The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law ……interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

    (1925), the Supreme Court has held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies the First Amendment to each state, including any local government.

    (1875), the Supreme Court held that “the right of the people peaceably to assemble for the purpose of petitioning Congress for a redress of grievances, or for anything else connected with the powers or duties of the National Government, is an attribute of national citizenship, and, as such, under protection of, and guaranteed by, the United States.”

    So, how can they arrest peaceful protesters from walking down Broadway (etc.), on the sidewalk?

  2. Selma

    Occupy Wall Street is following the sequence of events that led to the passing of the Civil Rights Bill in 1965. First, there were peaceful demonstrators and marches. Then police interference led to violence. Gangs of people became involved with the violence. Everything escalated out of control and there were many deaths. That’s what it took to get civil rights.

    Is there a safer way to fix out broken government? A lot of significant changes in history followed the same process as Selma.

    Think about it.

  3. It’s all very reminiscent of the late 60s and early 70s. Next they’ll be breaking out the pyramids and the crystals and trekking to Machu Picchu or Mt. Shasta yearning for harmonic convergence. It was a bust then, at it will bust now.

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