View Poll Results: If the mayor evicts you, would you leave?

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    i'm wondering... for those whom would be arrested during the course of supporting their cause.... what do you hope do gain by doing so?
    One of the main purposes of peaceful protest is civil disobedience leading to arrest.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    If I was there legally, I would stay.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    There are certain things that would cause me to stand my ground, and either kill or die or be arrested or whatever.

    That list is pretty short.

    A passing political issue that isn't really a matter of life or death? No. I'd leave when ordered to.


    This is assuming I was there to start with. I can't see camping out in a city park for either OWS or the Tea Party or any similar political hoo-yah. I have a life.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Let's say you were part of the Occupy, Tea Party or other movement you care about in large city. You've been camped out in this part for several weeks. The mayor of the city decides that enough is enough and you cannot occupy the park for as long as you want to. The mayor orders the police to evict you and your group from the park.

    Do you leave or do you stand your ground?
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Heck, I would have left the park as soon as I smelled my pits, felt my greasy hair, and knew it was time for a good shower.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    nobody can manage to revolutionize without having a courage.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Let's say you were part of the Occupy, Tea Party or other movement you care about in large city. You've been camped out in this part for several weeks. The mayor of the city decides that enough is enough and you cannot occupy the park for as long as you want to. The mayor orders the police to evict you and your group from the park.

    Do you leave or do you stand your ground?
    If you are being evicted by the police do you really have a choice other than leave on your own and not go to jail or be dragged out by police and be tossed in jail? I could be wrong but I do not think and tea party republicans camped out any where.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    ...........
    It does not say camp out in parks, bogart tax payer funded property as long as you like, obstruct businesses, obstruct other people from enjoying tax payer funded property like parks and sidewalks and so on.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    I have mixed feelings and will not vote.

    On the one hand, I am greatly sympathetic with many of the stated views of OWS and the goals of achieving a society and economic system which stops this widening gap between the rich and the rest of us as well as some needed reforms to make us a far more sustainable society which functions well for all of society.

    Having said that, I was born in 1949 and am a child of protest movements of the Sixties which resemble nothing like OWS. I find their methods a bit strange and would not adopt them myself. I believe they have made their point, and have grabbed the attention of the nation. I am not sure remaining in these parks would do any good for the cause.

    I think this movement needs a new direction and also needs something they are loathe to embrace - leadership and a direct goal which is announced and clear to understand and achieve.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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