Move To Amend: Occupy The Courts (January 23, 2012)
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C1 “Friday was a formal ‘Conference Day’ for the Supremes. I doubt they conferred and expressed doubts about their decision.”
C2 “Citizens United is uniting citizens.”
C1 “These rallies unite the old Vietnam War protest crowd and the kids who recently were able to drink legally.”
C2 “The gathering of the gray hairs and the long hairs. I looked around and wondered what the kids of the Vietnam crowd were doing on an overcast day. And what the parents of the protesting kids were doing.”
C1 “Working, if they are lucky. To be have a job and get time off is a rarity today. You have to hand it to the Supreme Court Police who handled the situation judiciously.”
C2 “The right presence and not a riot presence. Wearing their blue uniforms and regular hats and not sporting the black Darth Vader riot gear, riot shields and riot clubs was a calming influence.”
C1 “Another day at the office. The ceremonial barrier ringing the stairs was well positioned to allow the public to assemble and the police to establish a reasonable buffer.”
C2 “That ‘three percent’ is always there and made up what . . . about three percent of the crowd? The dozen kids who trashed some of the barriers and advanced up the stairs did not advance the cause. I understand their outrage, yet replacing the broken barriers will require public resources that could be used to provide fencing around a playground.”
C1 “When the group knocked down the barrier and moved up the steps of the Court, the Supreme Court Police had to make a quick decision. Allowing the group to advance up three steps was about as much real estate as they could reasonably yield.”
C2 “The violence done inside the Court does not justify or excuse the destruction done outside. There is something about the right to peaceably assemble.”
C1 “No mace, no beatings, no arrests. Nice touch.”
C2 “However, there may come a time when it will be necessary for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country and to storm the ramparts.”
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[See the “e-ssays” titled “Bill/Melinda and Warren, It Is Time To Get Into The Game (January 25, 2010)” and “Corporations United (Feb. 15, 2010).”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Do courts exist for the benefit of judges and corporations or for the benefit of the people?
When money speaks, the Truth is silent.
The system is not broken. It is fixed.
Negroes are not citizens. Dred Scott (1857) (mooted by the 14th Amendment); Corporations are persons. Citizens United (2010) (mooted by the 28th Amendment?)
I won’t believe that a corporation is a person until Texas executes one.