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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tambershall's cri de coeur

Here's a first response to the little coordinated crackdown against us peaceful occupiers, here in the Big Apple and in other U.S. cities, published by Tambershall at FDL today:

The 1st amendment is still around right? The Patriot Act, or some top secret act we don’t even know about, didn’t delete the 1st amendment from the Constitution did it? I didn’t miss a memo did I? I didn’t miss the vote by all the states to modify the Constitution so the part that says, “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”, was deleted/removed?

So then is the coordination by American mayors to prevent peaceable protest across America is … is this collusion?

Can some people here with legal backgrounds or legal know-how explain this to me? Can’t the ACLU just file a “the Constitution allows it so go F yourself” brief?

Sure there’s the whole public vs. private property issue, but what happens when this sock-puppet of a government sells off all public lands into the hands of the “innovators” and “job creators”, as they are currently doing? Does that mean that all private land represents a line where we no longer have constitutional rights? So all the other amendments don’t count either on private property? The Constitution has no effect on private property? Do laws no longer apply on private property? Anyone with private property can set up their own laws and their own Constitution on that property?

“I was recently on a conference call with 18 cities across the country who had the same situation,” says Quan

These are the times I wish we still had journalists. If we did they would be required to ask the mayor, and the mayor at every Occupy, details about that call. How about

“What did you talk about during that call?” What are the details?

“Who else was on that call?” “Was there anyone, who’s not a mayor on that call?” “Was it only public officials, or where there non-public officials present?”

“What was said, ie. the transcript?” And if no transcript, “Since this was on the public’s dime, and concerning the public, why isn’t there a transcript?” “At this public-concerning call, where there any public representatives, and if not, why not?” “Have the mayors committed and ethical or legal violation of their duties by this action?” “By planning this across many cities, crossing state lines, are there any legal concerns for the mayors?”

This is off the top of my head. I suggest, as others have, that since journalism is dead (replaced by the corporate media and corporatist pawns), we call each mayor’s office and ask these questions.

There is still a facade of Democracy, right? So under this facade, don’t they have to respond? And if they don’t, can we finally admit the facade is also dead?

1 comment:

DBshotz said...

This won't stand, Ulysses!! We have just begun to struggle!