OWS and the First Amendment

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OWS and the First Amendment
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Sun, 10-30-2011 - 12:55pm

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or

~ SW

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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 10:37pm
nisupulla wrote:

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:18pm

What a bunch of frauds...

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/02/nyc-arrest-records-many-occupy-wall-street-protesters-live-in-luxury/

Many “Occupy Wall Street” protesters arrested in New York City reside in more luxurious homes than some of their rhetoric might suggest, a Daily Caller investigation has found.

Among addresses for which information is available, single-family homes listed on those police intake forms have a median value of $305,000 — a far higher number than the $185,400 median value of owner-occupied housing units in the United States.

at least 95 of the protesters’ residences are worth approximately $500,000 or more.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 7:34am

Among addresses for which information is available, single-family homes listed on those police intake forms have a median value of $305,000 — a far higher number than the $185,400 median value of owner-occupied housing units in the United States.

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 7:37am

let's get the entire sentence, instead of taking it out of context in order to misrepresent what I wrote.

Adding the rest of the sentence does not add any meaning, IMO.

No one is supporting anti-semitism. That is what you do not seem to understand.

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 7:41am
The Daily Caller: the conservative answer to the Huffington Post is the claim

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 10:06am

Ah, the tried and true "shoot the messenger" tactic. Sorry, that one's not working, especially for the Anti-Semite On Wall Street bigots.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 10:33am

No one is supporting anti-Semitism. That is what you do not seem to understand.

Sorry, not quite. It would be easy to say something about the bigots being removed from the occupation, but I don't see that happening at all on the left.

Standing by and not saying anything against these anti-Semites is supporting them. This kind of thing has happened too much throughout history, looking the other way while you know what's going on. Shame on all doing this, right up to our wonderful president.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 11:33am

Standing by and not saying anything against these anti-Semites is supporting them. This kind of thing has happened too much throughout history, looking the other way while you know what's going on. Shame on all doing this, right up to our wonderful president.

Again, you are misrepresenting what's been said.

IMO, the right's attempt to link anti-Semitism to the general OWS is despicable - even more despicable than a couple of yahoos making lame comments.

No one is pretending that anti-Semitic comments were not made. Those comments have been denounced. If the comments had been denied or overlooked, then your point would have some merit. Unfortunately, it does not.


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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 12:01pm

You allege that the OWS protesters were "Standing by and not saying anything against these anti-Semites", but that view differs from the reports. One recogizable anti-Semite was chased out of the park.

“Occupy Wall Street’s most visible anti-Semite was picketing the Financial District long before Zuccotti Park was occupied.” —Josh Nathan Kazis, The Forward [Source]

“To their credit, others walked alongside him with their own signs urging people to ignore the plainly anti-Semitic placard as unrepresentative of the group.” —Clyde Haberman, The New York Times [Source]

http://youngmanhattanite.tumblr.com/post/12187851420/putting-the-ows-is-anti-semitic-meme-to-rest

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 2:12pm

IMO, the right's attempt to link anti-Semitism to the general OWS is despicable - even more despicable than a couple of yahoos making lame comments.

Oh, no. There is no "attempt" by the right to link anti-Semitism to the bigots on wall street.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."