Should Occupy Chattanooga protesters be ousted from the courthouse lawn?

45%

Say yes

(175 votes)

 

54%

Say no

(208 votes)

 

383 total votes

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UnbridledK9 said...

Let me put this VERY SIMPLY: 1st Amendment to the Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

THE RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE!!!

December 21, 2011 at 2:57 p.m.
Fuzzy said...

If they want to stay ... charge them RENT !!! Each and every one.

December 21, 2011 at 6:45 p.m.
bojackunbound said...

Heck no.

its a good movement not dirty, i seen live stream and picture. i dont know about this embical below me fuzzy, but as far as i know they arnt breaking a law and being that this is our country its not like we should need another excuse besides the first amendment to stay.

no, they should not be forced out,i have never directly participated min an occupy stream neither did i have an idea of the atmosphere until i joined occupystream.org and foundmyself in the world of occupyers. its good occupy is more than ppl think its not another tea party . this is bigger ,, this is a movement with people middle class and poor a chance for everyone to speak there mind .

they have the right and thats that. if you want to be directly with occupyers, online occuyer community or the people that film live streams in occupy movements or even ones that film from egypt who risk their lives to bring us the latest. go check it out .

December 21, 2011 at 7:19 p.m.
bojackunbound said...

the people who say yes should be ashammed of themselves,for many reasons but i wont go on because as they say "dont feed the trolls" and thats what the ones who say yes are.

December 21, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.
UnbridledK9 said...

Fuzzy, the rent has already been paid through years of my county tax dollars! Occupiers... ENJOY!

December 22, 2011 at 12:37 a.m.
Fuzzy said...

HA .. your tax dollars pay for YOU to remain on YOUR PROPERTY .. it's got NOTHING to do with illegally squatting on public property.

December 23, 2011 at 12:06 a.m.
UnbridledK9 said...

LOL, Fuzzy, you need to use your dictionary. One "squats" in order to lay claim and seek title to property. There is no reason for the Occupiers to seek title, they already hold title. It is public land - they are the public! My tax dollars, along with others, paid for that land, the upkeep, and the electricity. They are exercising their right to free-speech to speak against government corruption. If you are opposed to our bill of rights, there are several countries who do not have one, perhaps you should check into relocating.

The public doesn't "rent" public property, they already own it. That is why it is deemed "public". It is publicly owned for the public to use.

Furthermore, there are many local colleges and universities who offer government classes, perhaps you should check into one.

December 26, 2011 at 1:18 p.m.
UnbridledK9 said...

And, no, Fuzzy, my MORTGAGE money pays for my right to occupy my house, my TAX dollars pay for our government, its property and it's function. Seriously, take some classes.

December 26, 2011 at 1:27 p.m.
conservative said...

In the last report I read they were down to about ten people, the picture seems to support that. Mr. Simpson doesn't look like a college kid to me, more like one of the professional "homeless". At least he has some skin in the con unlike the lip servers who comment at the TFP. What is their excuse for not being down with the struggle?

If you want to see some pictures of the true believers go to this website, but I warn you they are graphic:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2046586/Occupy-Wall-Street-Shocking-photos-protester-defecating-POLICE-CAR.html

February 21, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
Momof3 said...

It just plain looks like crap. It's killing the grass which our "tax dollars" will go to repair when they finally exit. Peacefully "assemble" not take up residence. It disgusts me everytime I drive by it.

February 21, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.
sixesandsevens said...

They are peacefully assembled, i definitely wouldn't argue that. but they are camping, and at the very least should have to pay a fee to camp and restore the grounds after they are gone. And they will be gone like a dog fart in the night. Because each day that i pass by the courthouse lawn, i am less and less interested, and so is everyone else.. They have already lost the battle here, no one cares.. they are the "new" homeless, except somehow they have more rights. they should honestly join forces with other groups and go somewhere else. If a homeless man/woman went and slept on the courthouse lawn they would get at the very least kicked out, and sent packing. I say that if they get to stay on the courthouse lawn that any unmanned tents should be filled by homeless people. There are quite a few of the total tents that aren't filled every night. As long as the homeless are respectful and peacefully assembled with them, they should be allowed to stay.

They are ruining the courthouse lawn, which in some way the taxpayers have to pay for. Let them put the tents in your yard, unbridledk9 and bojackunbound. i bet you won't be inviting them there. I definitely think they should be allowed to assemble for their, whatever they are doing, Just not at the current location. My friend asked 3 people that were gathered there what they were there for and said they all had different reasons. He and another friend of mine have talked to them face to face now, and both had the same impression. They aren't doing anything, they aren't trying to do anything, they don't seem organized.

Again, i think they should definitely have their right to assemble. They would get more attention for their cause if they went home at night, and started early in the morning and started picketing up and down the street. All they do is sit there and drink coffee, if there is anyone even there. I hope unbridledk9 and bojackunbound will give them a chance to peacefully assemble on their property.

February 21, 2012 at 10:26 p.m.
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