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 earthworm View Post
    This, of course, depends on the legality factor.
    So, as usual, no vote..
    The point is, things are not as good as they can be, IMO.
    Wall street must either be reformed or it must clean its own house.
    Until this happens, kudos to the occupiers.. but they may have to "sit in" forever...
    The problem is man's greed...this must be controlled.
    Who do want controlling it, the government? Who is going to take on the government when they get greedy? God? Oh, wait, Libbos don't beleive in God. Well, I guess we're ****ed, then.
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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?
    I would leave the park. But that's probably because I can't imagine myself camping out at a movement protest period.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    There needed to be a third option in the poll... either "Maybe" or "Other."

    Whether I would stand my ground or not depends upon how deeply important the cause itself was to me. Back in the day, when protesting the VietNam War and marching for Civil Rights, I would have gone to jail because to me, those causes were just that important.

    However, I would certainly not go to jail for a convoluted group of "causes" lumped together for a Woodstock moment with a bunch of nut cases who think that camping out in the park will make Wall Street change the global economy, lower the cost of university tuition, nationalize corporations, or any of the other lame-brained things that various OWS protesters have proclaimed their alligiance to.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    They should have a lawyer. Itís possible one is in the park. Iím sure one would be available gratis.
    If what the Mayor is doing is legal then leave. Then come back as soon as the park is opened again. Force hm to shut it down permanently. Then move on to another venue and repeat. The next venue needs to be chosen ahead of time.
    Sorry, didnít vote, no choice for me.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    I'd leave.

    You have a right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances. You don't have a right to camp out in a public park indefinitely.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Random thoughts (in no particular order)...

    - Civil disobedience is a valid method of protest, and this could qualify, but... I sense that most involved aren't really willing to pay the price (read: arrest) that the concept of civil disobedience requires to be valid.

    - As others have mentioned, I would not be likely to be part of this protest. If I were, I would probably leave rather than be arrested, because...

    - ...while there are things I am willing to sacrifice for, this is not one of them. In part, because this "movement" has no legitimate focus.

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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Who do want controlling it, the government? Who is going to take on the government when they get greedy? God? Oh, wait, Libbos don't beleive in God. Well, I guess we're ****ed, then.
    Regarding the subject of GREED, the answer is clear: The American people, through their duly elected representatives in government, pass legislation to deal with the problem. God - or his son - may have driven the greedy money changers from the temple, but that particular act has not been repeated for some 2,000 years. We probably should take action ourselves instead of waiting for divine intervention.
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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?
    Aside from the fact that I wouldn't be out there in the first place, I would leave.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Random thoughts (in no particular order)...

    - Civil disobedience is a valid method of protest, and this could qualify, but... I sense that most involved aren't really willing to pay the price (read: arrest) that the concept of civil disobedience requires to be valid.
    Civil Disobedience as a concept does not require that one be arrested in order to be valid.
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    Re: Would you leave the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I would leave. I have no interest in jail. But you shouldn't really ask me, I'm kind of a little bitch when it comes to anything that could involve jail time. There are ways other than standing in a park by which changes can be made.
    Don't worry. Even Thoreau, who romanticized the hell out of prisons, got bailed out by Auntie.
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