"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Their goal is the destruction of the capitalist system. They saw what happened in Egypt and are attempting to do the same here. They are using the useful idiots...with their mob dynamics...to promote conflict between the government and the protesters. They WANT it to escalate to the point that people get killed. They think that is the way to bring about the end of capitalism. They WANT the mob to be leaderless so we'll get these violent situations like Denver.
The media is playing into their hands by focusing on the mob...not those behind the mob.
I think one of two things will happen:
1. The useful idiots will get tired of being cold and dirty and will fade away.
2. Our government will shut down those behind the useful idiots.
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Thank you, Quazi!
To those dismissing illegal acts from the protesters I will leave you with a reality check: If the police tell you that you have violated a law and vacate the area, you vacate the area. Failure to follow police commands ends in one of three possibilities 1) you get arrested 2) you get your ass kicked by the police 3) all of the above. The police have a job to do, that is enforce the law and it does not allow for whatever the hell you think passes as moral superiority(hint: You probably don't know what the hell is going on anyway or you would have taken a different route to begin with).
Next, your ideas do not make you immune to getting your ass kicked by the police and it doesn't dismiss charges......if you remain after a police warning you are wrong, you were actually wrong to begin with which is why you were warned to begin with. Pepper/freeze spray hurts, it's supposed to in order to either surpress the very stupid move of charging at or throwing objects towards police.....we'll call it anti-dummy spray. Less than lethal methods of crowd control such as tear gas, bean bag rounds, and rubber bullets are par for the course when you decide to try and riot, they hurt, they injure, they are supposed to but you complain that they hurt and you know what, we don't care because if you had done what you were told to begin with guess what.....they DON'T get used.....gasp.
Finally, if you had been in a less free country it wouldn't be simple injury you would be complaining about because they would have used real bullets, chlorine gas, or military vehicles to clear you out, that isn't simple injury......that's DEAD. So maybe.....just maybe stop whining because you are wrong, very wrong, and if you hadn't gone over your freedom of speech line you wouldn't be bleeding.
Have a nice day.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
I wonder why the US doesn't respond more forcefully. Even the Tea Partiers aren't/weren't this violent. I mean, trying to storm the capitol? Assaulting the police? Fights, public indecency, drugs, where's the limit? Armed revolution? WTF?
Those people are crazy. They intentionally injured the police and ignored repeated warnings by the police, and because of a few bruises and a few "freedoms" gone, they're complaining.
Worthless ********ing brats. They should be thankful that the US isn't Iran or North Korea or a ROKMC camp.
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