Monday, November 21, 2011

Rules vs. rights

It should be an interesting city council meeting in Charlottesville Monday, with the local Occupy group petitioning to stay in Lee Park - against the rules that had been set up.
Protestor Bailee Elizabeth said the petition focuses on the belief that the movement has a right to be in the park, regardless of city ordinances.
“[The petition] is basically saying, why do we even need a permit when it’s our constitutional and human right,” Elizabeth said.
Interesting argument. Our rights are more important than your rules.
But the rules were set to benefit the rights of all citizens, not some special one percent that wants special treatment.

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