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  1. JKB says

    I like how he was arrested for disrupting a meeting by continuing to speak while the meeting was in recess.  Something like no talking while the “officials” aren’t listening.

  2. Mike Devx says

    At first glance, to me, it looks as though this fellow was extremely provocative but at no point crossed the line into legitimate disturbing of the peace.
     
    So you could say that in the eyes of our overlords, “ruffling the feathers of the status quo” might now be defined as “disturbing the peace”.  But honestly, I’d have to see video of what he did to know for sure, and I’d have to understand the legal distinctions as well.
     
    But suppose the fellow actually did cross the line into disturbing the peace?  What’s wrong with “disturbing the peace” if you feel you have a legitimate beef?  Ask Henry David Thoreau what he thinks is wrong with a little civil disobedience, with spending a night in jail.  He seems like a bit of a nutcase, but harmless, but I’d still be on his side.  It’s one of those times you might light a candle and stay up all night in support of the cause.   (I’d also support a Code Pink lady’s right to engage in her own little bit of civil disobedience… but instead of lighting a candle, I’d raise a beer to celebrate her incarceration and go immediately to bed.)
     

  3. garyp says

    America has not yet descended into government as tyranny, but we have reached the level of government as farce.
    The Supreme Court supports our right to burn the America Flag as protected speech but questions our right to burn the Koran.  (You can even fire someone for burning the Koran but I guess you must promote them if they burn the American flag?)
    The Federal Govt declares to the UN with great fanfare that a US state enforcing federal law is a human rights violator but is silent about Iran killing its citizens for political speech, consensual sex, or being homosexual.
    The US cancels an agreement to base defensive missiles in Eastern Europe to please Russia, but does and says nothing when Russia invades a US ally.
    Our president apologizes to the world for America’s many crimes but is effusively friendly with a mass murderer (Castro) and a mass murderer wanna-be (Chavez).
    Americans are “bitter” when they “cling” to their religion peacefully but Muslims are “peaceful” when they try to impose their religion on others by force.
    Lincoln said: “You can fool some of the people all of the time (that would be liberals), all of the people some of the time (that would be the rest of us), but you can’t fool all the people, all of the time (that would be why the DEMs and RINOs are going to take a lickin’ in November).
    Right now the majority of Americans are unhappy with their government, at all levels.  As we watch the stupid, petty and destructive actions of functionaries trying to force their agenda on the people, while ignoring peaceful and legal political actions (and any laws they dislike), unhappiness is turning to contempt.  What comes next?
     

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