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Posted on 07/04/2009 4:15:02 AM PDT by islander-11
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Agreed. It is vital as we move forward to understand that we are treading on the delicate toes of some very sensitive people with guns.
There is precedent for civil disobedience in the civil rights movement of the 50’s and 60’s.
Dr. King insisted upon nonviolent civil disobedience. CD requires us to engage authority with the explicit demand that we be arrested and tried for our crimes.
Ultimately we will have thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of patriots imprisoned for daring to express their civic sentiments in a peaceful and nonviolent way. This will bring down the establishment of liberalism and its correspondent fascism as nothing else can.
Here’s a couple of ideas for a t-shirt/bumper sticker
ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW
I am swimming with Sarahcudah!
Sarah has read the tealeaves.
Soooo, what's the story on this puke?
Local Democratic Party precinct chairman? Ward heeler? Liberal NGO "cause person"?
If he doesn't want "politics on Main Street", can he and the rest of them demonstrate to everyone's satisfaction that not one congresscritter or state assemblyman has marched down that Main Street during a July Fourth parade since 1791?
I'm sure their streets are just politically virginal, right?
We dont need no stinkin permits.
The bottom line is that this is a guy who lives off of the public teat. In fairness, as a cop, I’m also on the Town payroll. The difference is that I’ve bled in the course of doing my job...
I'm saying, no, no, and no.
Sue his butt off. Oppression under color of authority.
..... Once again, this points up the necessity for a well organized and financed conservatively oriented legal/propaganda “hit squad” to leap into such situations, broadly publicize them, publically identify and pillory the bureaucratic malefactors, file lawsuits against the town government, and generally make such an odiferous and expensive stink as to discourage future such obsruction efforts.
Unfortunately, at the moment, it seems that the leadership of the Republican party is more interested in complaining about the unjustness of it all over martinis and Oysters Rockefeller at the local country club than in actually doing the necessary sort of grass roots organizing that might get their hands a little dirty. Too bad.
Sad but true, Sen. Bluto...
Gee, I wonder what those guys assembled on Breed’s Hill, or at Concord or Lexington were thinking...all they needed to do was to challenge the Brits in court. Wow.
I can see the lead in to the petition: Dear Your Excellency Sir, we would like to hold a rally on private property just off the government controlled city street and the government says we cannot because we would be blocking the sidewalk. Please your Excellency, this is the same government we are rallying against as oppressive....
Answer: I see no oppression here...case dismissed
That case will get appealed in federal court. Depending on who eventually gets this case it might not go the way you think.
Congress shall make no law
I warned ole TJ but he just wouldn't listen.
"SERIES" these statists are violating two provisions of the 1st Amendment.
I'm surprised the ACLU didn't jump all over this?!?
(ha-ha just kidding)
Tell the city officials that Cindy Sheehan is going to be there.
Good for you! I can’t believe you can still handle the island given your disposition towards government taxation. I consider conservative principles and fiscal responsibility to be lost cause on ACK. Me, I’d be out off Eel point pulling in the blues from the channels beyond the 40th pole. Mmmm, bluefish. Take care!
Nantucket residents make most of their yearly revenue from tourism during the summer months. July 4th is probably just being protected to minimize any impact on tourism. The town boards usually won’t support anything which could impact tourism -unless they get a cut.
I would have it anyway and double-dare the authorities to interfere.
The organizers of this Tea Party need to take it one step further. Target for replacement the people who stood in the way. There needs to be a down-side to this kind of behavior.
It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” Samuel Adams
That’s the American Fighting Spirit! The hell with their edicts ... just go and do it proudly!!!! I hope thousands show up in Nantucket today!!!!!
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