In Honor of Mayday I'd like to remind anyone interested where I stand on the whole public protest issue. People should absolutely be allowed to peaceably assemble, to give speeches and to march to rally their supporters. This is a constitutionally protected right.
The moment it turns violent or destructive, the protesters have transformed themselves from a public protest to a mob, and law enforcement has a responsibility to pacify the crowd. My personal preference is that they be pacified with live ammunition fired randomly into the densest portion of the most violent protesters. It would go a long way toward quieting down any future marches.
Violence is the key for the May Day crowd, because what they really are is a group of people who haven't earned anything demanding more "free" stuff from those of us who have. But ours is an egalitarian society. In our hearts we all know the reason they haven't earned anything themselves is because they didn't really try. So the only way they will convince anyone to give them more "free" stuff is is they make it more expensive for them not to. That means they must turn violent and destructive.
Of course, they're too stupid to realize that over the long term, the same government they empower to steal money from people like me will eventually be used by people like me to steal power from them. They can either get "free" stuff or be "free" themselves, but they can't have both. I suppose they'll learn eventually - about the same time they're fitted for chains.
In the meantime I think live ammunition is the way to go. In this particular case, I see absolutely no problem with helping Darwin along a bit.
Remember when the Tea Party tried to blow up that bridge?
Can we please now stop pretending that the Tea Party is a dangerous right wing fringe group while the "Occupy Wall Street" crowd is the vast and justifiably angry 99%? They are nothing but entitled spoiled brats, radical activists, and wanna be terrorists. the same old idiot Marxists, warmed over for the age of Unipolar global power.
"Occupy Wall Street" is as close as we get in this country to a domestic terrorist group.