By the Grace of the Constitution and Our Duty to Monitor It.
We must never act in accordance to laws blindly. By the grace of our Constitution, drafted during a time of almost worldwide dictatorial monarchy, the laws to which abide come from the consensus of the people.
Until 1870 this standard excluded blacks and other minority races.
Until 1920, this standard excluded women.
The Constitution is brilliant in its ideals, but must also be monitored so it is effective for all. (Which is the purpose of Amendments) At this time in our history, laws can be flagrantly bought and sold. The political process at all levels inherently engages the need for money. And so those who hold the money hold the power. I don’t think there’s anything wrong about being wealthy. But once you exert wealth to service your own needs at the expense of others, something MUST be done.
Tonight the city is moving to evacuate OWS from Zuccotti Park.
If forced to leave, leave it spotless, and then move to a different park, or multiple parks- confound the powers that be as much as possible. The movement has become bigger than a park, so it doesn’t matter so much where the headquarters is. Occupy everywhere!
UPDATE – Oct 16 – As most of you know, at the last minute, discouraged by 300,000 complaints, and a large physical presence, the mayor and police stood down. What followed was an amazing weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, 50,000 flooded Times Square and there were rallies and marches throughout the city- overwhelmingly peaceful. 1,500 other cities in 82 countries staged their own occupations.
What started as a small gathering in Lower Manhattan has now exploded across the globe. When people begin to say the things that are on the lips of millions, fantastic things are born.
Posted on October 14, 2011, in NYC present, occupywallstreet, Uncategorized and tagged america, bloomberg, change, constitution, new york, new york city, nyc, occupy wall street, occupywallstreet, ows, protest, zuccotti park. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.