The United States is not and has never been (nor SHOULD it be) a democracy. Why do so many people not understand this? Constitutional republic ya'll.
Do they know what they're protesting yet?
Ron Paul 2012.
mudbug: I am not a percent. I strive every day to think, speak, and act only on BEHALF of myself and actively maintain my natural human rights. A group of people of ANY percentage claiming to represent me or speak on my behalf is an infringement on those rights.
So when will the protestors change their slogan to "WE ARE THE 50%!"? Answer: Never, they'll continue to think they speak for everyone.
When are we going to stop living in fear, realize the BIGGEST threat of all is our own government's encroachment on our human rights and liberties (and our own ignorance of their intentions), and stop this police state ourselves? WE have to stand up, and as long as we continue to allow them to clamp us down tighter and tighter, the more they will. 47% voting yes to this is shocking and very dismaying. 53% of the people standing up for their rights is NOT ENOUGH. YT / T @jwalidea
If occupiers can keep the park CLEAN and they can give FULL RESPECT to Chattanooga's homeless, many of whom have been "occupying" for years and, unlike many of the protestors, have no home to go to when things get rough... then by all means, allow it. Freedom of assembly.