To begin with, thank you. Thank you for taking the time to be involved in our country’s politics. For many years, various people have opined about the apathy of the American voter while American Politicians took the occasion of this apathy to ignore the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
To be honest, this author is disappointed with many of my fellow conservatives who talk the talk of Constitution, Bill of Rights and Natural Law. They lay claim to the moral high ground but have forgotten to walk the walk. 1st Amendment Rights are not just those for those who agree with our positions on issues. http://goo.gl/6tibX. To paraphrase (and correct) a prominent Republican:
“Constitutionally-Limited Representative Republic where WE THE PEOPLE are guaranteed certain inalienable Natural Rights is messy.”This author advises his fellow conservatives, if you are going to claim the moral high ground, you need to walk the talk. If rank and file America adopts the casual attitude of the politicians towards truth, justice, integrity, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, America is doomed.
This author does not presume to “tell” the Occupy Movement anything. This is an exercise in constructive advice. This author places loyalty to Country and WE THE PEOPLE over loyalty to any political party. The Truth knows no loyalty to any political party.
As evidence of this author’s philosophy, the following is a statement this author normally closes his articles with:
“Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking ( http://goo.gl/MEMfo ) in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author... That is unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and can actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective.”This notice to think critically for yourselves should disarm any allegations that this author is attempting to manipulate you. In fact, upon reflection and thinking critically for yourselves, this author believes you will realize others have already duplicitously manipulated the current “perceptions of reality” of each of you for their purposes.
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If you are of the liberal political persuasion and have made it this far, thank you for taking the time to listen and think critically. If you need further motivation to continue reading, use this as an opportunity to get to know your perceived enemy.
For those of you of a conservative political persuasion, this author refuses to be sucked into the duplicity of the Incumbent Ruling Class elite of either the Republicans or the Democrats. This author seeks to break the false political paradigm the incumbent ruling class elite use to enslave the rank and file of WE THE PEOPLE. In the end, much of this article will be as much Enlightenment for conservatives as it is for liberals.
This center-right conservative author is making this effort to advise the Occupy Movement because it appears to be a group of young, politically novice citizens with genuine and legitimate concerns who need some honest, non-manipulative guidance. Since few who should step forward have sought to offer sincere advice, this author feels a responsibility to fill this void for his fellow Americans.
This author believes the force of his logical argument will create a political paradigm shift. And that this paradigm shift will cause rank and file American of both parties to realize that the 2 major political parties are merely an arbitrary categories created by the ruling class elite to divide, conquer and manipulate, WE THE PEOPLE.
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW…. ABRIDGING http://goo.gl/bHPo
This author is enraged at the circuitous means the right to free speech, freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances is being abridged. The first Amendment says “Congress shall make no law…. abridging” these first amendment rights. The definition of abridge from Dictionary.com http://goo.gl/R5DjM:
2. toreduce or lessen in duration, scope, authority, etc.; diminish; curtail: to abridge a visit; to abridge one's freedom.Yet some how a myriad of zoning laws, permit laws, health code laws, etc. have been erected which effectively abridge WE THE PEOPLE’s Natural Rights of Speech, Assembly and Government Petition. With a wink and a nudge the ruling class elite passes these laws to suppress, repress and oppress WE THE PEOPLE. By using these circuitous rules, the ruling class attempts to plausibly deny that they are abridging the First Amendment. The net effect is to make our Government less accountable to WE THE PEOPLE.
3. to deprive; cut off.
At the same time, this author recognizes and vigorously defends the private property rights of the private property owners. However, if WE THE PEOPLE cannot protest on private property nor freely protest on Public Property, where may WE THE PEOPLE go to protest and/or otherwise make our sentiments known? Is it not mocking hypocrisy to guarantee WE THE PEOPLE free speech, free assembly and freedom to Petition the Government, and then outlaw the locations where free speech and assembly can be practiced? What is the difference between our elected officials directing law enforcement to mace, hose, rubber bullet and arrest Protesters for alleged zoning and health code violations and dictators and communists directing their law enforcement to use the same mace, hose, rubber bullets and arrests to suppress, repress and oppress political dissent?
What would our Founder’s say if they heard about these circumventions of the 1st Amendment? What would George Washington have said if King George decreed; “No tents or signs at Valley Forge if the temperature drops below freezing?” How do any of our US Government officials make these decrees in good faith, knowing our history, traditions and the intentions of the Founder’s in drafting the 1st Amendment?
Whether we conservatives support the Occupy Movements positions on issues or not, who, if not we conservatives shall defend to the death, their right to protest? http://goo.gl/6tibX Or will we conservatives wait until someday when our right to protest is denied. And then realize there is no Court of Public Opinion to appeal to because we failed to uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights now?
Political issues must be resolved on the force of logical argument and not brute oppression or America is destined for tyranny and revolution. And yes, it will be messy. Such is the nature of freedom and liberty.
The Winds of Change are blowing
SIMPLE ADVICE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Before we address the political paradigm shift, let us address certain aspects of your protest that remain more or less constant regardless of your current perspective of reality......Civil Disobedience