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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    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.
    No, tea partiers didn't camp out. This is a hypothetical situation in that regard.


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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    One of the main purposes of peaceful protest is civil disobedience leading to arrest.
    I understand that.... but i'm wondering what folks hope to gain by getting arrested.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The problem is man's greed...this must be controlled.
    Isn't it weird how people scream about how conservatives want to "legislate morality", and then they find a reason to want to do it themselves?


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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?
    It depends on the cause. If it was a TEA Party rally, we would probably all leave. One thing that has been a staple of TEA Party rallies has been non-violence, adherence to the law, cleanliness, etc.

    But there are some issues that I would not leave the park for. Protesting taxpayer funded abortion, a socialist takeover of the government, overt cancellation of any of our constitutional rights, etc, those might be protests I wouldn't leave for even if the mayor told me to.

    If I was a young student with nothing to lose, no job, no reputation to worry about, no family, whose choices of law breaking are underage drinking, pirating music, drugs, random vandalism, or staying in the park after the mayor says to leave, I probably wouldn't think twice about staying with the OWS mob after the mayor orders us out. At that young age, it probably would have strengthened my resolve to stay. These days, spending a night in jail because I was mad as hell and wasn't gonna take it anymore, although I couldn't really define what "it" was, just isn't an option. I have a family and a job.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    I think it is stay until the gov't begins to acknowledge and adjust the current "plutonomy." Government of the people, by the people and for the people instead of the corporations.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think it is stay until the gov't begins to acknowledge and adjust the current "plutonomy." Government of the people, by the people and for the people instead of the corporations.
    That's interesting. Last election, I didn't see any corporations in the voting booths. Guess I got there too early.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    I'm a law abiding citizen. I wouldn't put myself in a situation where the mayor would be left with no choice but to evict me from the park.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think it is stay until the gov't begins to acknowledge and adjust the current "plutonomy." Government of the people, by the people and for the people instead of the corporations.
    What changes would you like to see? Specifics not generalities.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think it is stay until the gov't begins to acknowledge and adjust the current "plutonomy." Government of the people, by the people and for the people instead of the corporations.
    Or unions, or non-profits, or special interests. Yes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Isn't it weird how people scream about how conservatives want to "legislate morality", and then they find a reason to want to do it themselves?
    You nailed that one, Joise! You go girl!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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