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  •  That doesn't change the fact... (3+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, renska, Catte Nappe

    ...that you, and everyone else, have a right to use that sidewalk for its intended purpose—to get from one place to another.

    If the sidewalk were on your private property, you'd be free to choose to abrogate your right to use it for transportation and allow anyone to occupy it, but you don't get to make that decision for the public at large.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 01:53:17 PM PST

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    •  Then obviously... (0+ / 0-)

      Then obviously it's time for some fucking change.

      •  I'm not sure what exactly you mean there. (2+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe, Seneca Doane

        The students shouldn't have been pepper-sprayed? I agree on that.

        There's somehow a First Amendment right to sit in place and block a sidewalk indefinitely, thus denying the public its use? No, sorry. I'm not there with you.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 04:09:52 PM PST

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