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The Occupiers are also unhappy with Obama. No surprise there. Perhaps he gave them less than what they thought their vote was worth. I hear that. Trust me. I do.
But, they use bathrooms and pitch tents in parks that belong to other people. They make no effort to pay for their occupation of these public and sometimes private areas. They somehow feel like they are entitled. Wow. Entitled. Entitlements. Interesting words but a less than interesting protest, or, as they call it, a movement, when hypocrisy raises its ugly head much like a Republican on the campaign trail.
Now, the “movement” is hiring lawyers to stop a city from exercising their authority to maintain public order, health, and general welfare of their citizens. It seems to be as if there are a lot of “contradictions” here.
Read the story:
The battle over a patch of grass outside Los Angeles City Hall is about to involve lawyers’ fees. Granted a reprieve from eviction earlier this morning, Occupy LA planned to file a federal injunction today to stop the city from removing protesters later on. In return, the city says it’s ready to file not one, but three, declarations that oppose the restraining order, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Occupy’s complaint refers to previous exceptions the city has made to its anti-camping provision—like allowing about 500 “Twilight” fans to camp out “for several days to be first in line for the midnight showing of the first ‘Twilight’ sequel.” It also points out that the City Council had passed a resolution approving the camp-out, and that aides to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa personally told Occupiers they could stay.
It goes without saying that our country, and in a few cases, our freedoms were built on “movements” that grew into revolutions. In most cases, however, a movement is something we are lucky enough to have every day. I suspect this is more like the latter than the former.