Occupy Wall Street mob prevents free speech of black congressman in Atlanta

@Taskr36 (13925)
United States
October 10, 2011 11:29am CST
Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat and civil rights leader was denied his right to free speech by the occupy Wall Street Mob. The anti-free speech crowd used bizzare "assembly rules" that somehow entitle every moron in the crowd to speak equally before he can utter a word. I've honestly never heard of such a stupid thing in my life, but apparently not everyone in the Occupy Wall Street crowd is stupid. Some have actually studied the law sufficiently to use it to take away the free speech rights of a sitting US Congressman. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/10/occupy-atlanta-protesters-use-assembly-rules-to-prevent-rep-lewis-from-speaking/ You know what's really sad? This poor guy was actually ON THEIR SIDE and they still refused him his first amendment rights. http://gapolitico.com/en/2011/10/07/rep-john-lewis-speaks-out-in-solidarity-with-occupy-wall-street-movement/ Watch the video to see how these freaks blocked him from speaking. It's really freaking creepy, almost like the Borg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QZlp3eGMNI On a side note, if a tea party group had ever done something this despicable, it would have been called racism.
2 responses
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
10 Oct 11
The tea party would just shout him down.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
11 Oct 11
The Tea Party has routinely listened to both Republicans and Democrats. They have also booed both, but they have given them a chance to say their piece, something this mob refused to do.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
12 Oct 11
Or maybe the tea party would have just spat on him and called him a racial name! As for the tea party giving both Democrats and Republicans a chance to say their piece, that's not what I saw during the town hall meetings during the health care debate! Annie
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• United States
12 Oct 11
Yeah. Spit and racial slurs. Because there's nothing like pounding that lie home time and time again when a hundred cameras and a thousand witnesses couldn't catch it. In the words of the late, great Greg Giraldo: Holy f'n sht!
• United States
10 Oct 11
I think you're confused about what First Amendment rights are. Free hint: the First Amendment doesn't grant the right to be jumped in line to speak before others have had their turn. They don't even grant the right to speak to people who don't care to listen to the would-be speaker. Happily, according to the Fox article you quote, Rep. Lewis understands the principle. It is amusing, though, to see how hard y'all are having to stretch to try to discredit OWS. Stay classy!
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
10 Oct 11
I think it's abundantly clear that most have no idea what the protests are, or are suppose to be, about. That's why every time you ask someone in the mob what they're protesting you get different answers, almost none of which are on the supposed list of goals on their website.