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Has Richmond Tea Party Solved Occupy (OWS) Debacle?

Mark Levin, call your office.

In the early days of the environmental movement and the EPA, some college law professors came up with the idea that the quickest way to force corporate polluters to end pollution was to sue them. And they would comply just to get rid of the legal nuisance and avoid bad publicity. For years this strategy simply went by the simple phrase, “Sue the bastards!”

It worked so well that the public interest law suit is now a core in almost all leftwing tactics, in part because in recent years they are paid for by public tax funds.

Enter OccupyRichmond, a carbuncle on the behind of the larger OccupyWallStreet (OCW) movement in New York. They’ve occupied a downtown area called Kanahwa Plaza for about two weeks, which, interestingly, on three different Tax Days the Richmond Tea Party had used for public rallies. And they paid handsomely to do it.

Overall they paid $10,000, plus jumped through all sorts of bureaucratic hoops, having to hire off-duty city police for security, bringing in their own port-a-potties, and of course, as all tea party folk are wont to do, leaving the park cleaner than when they found it.

But the OccupyRichmond squatters moved in and just squatted, under the watchful and either approving or fearful eye of the left-of-center Richmond City Council, who went to such lengths to make the Richmond Tea Party to pay through the nose to exercise their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.

The Richmond Tea Party has invoiced the City of Richmond, demanding all their money back, leaving city government with an existential decision; kick the squatters out, not just now, but forever…unless they can get the proper paperwork…or cut a check back to the hated tea party.

A law suit may ensue. A law suit the Tea Party will likely win.

But for all the other citizens of other cities who feel the OccupyPigSty crowd has trampled on sacred rights and sacred ground, instead of reaching for a firehose and disinfectant, reach for a lawyer.

Sue the bastards.

vassarbushmills
Citizen With Bark On

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  1. How close is Kanahwa Plaza from the “Choko-slip” (sp?) area which was a yuppie bar area in the late 80s and early 90s when I was there eight times at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Also near there was the Commonwealth Park Hotel and VCU.

  2. Local Leftist governments are afraid that the occupiers will pillage and burn, simply a form of extortion. Really sad how far we’ve fallen from enforcing the law for decent law-abiding Americans. In the meantime, the squatters get a pass.

  3. Vassar, could we talk? Along with not wanting to appear to be mean-spirited, I have thought for a while that those “on our side” did not use the court system for fear of being accused of abetting Judicial activism. However, just as ‘extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice’ (Goldwater), so also using the courts in defense of the Constitution is likewise not a bad thing. And could we also consider defending the “Defense Of Marriage Act”?

  4. I went to the first 9/12 rally in DC in 2009. I donated $110 to FreedomWorks for a portapottie.
    These people should be made to adhere to the same standards as the Right. And we cleaned up after ourselves, there was not one scrap of garbage to mark our rally in DC. Only the pictures.

  1. How close is Kanahwa Plaza from the “Choko-slip” (sp?) area which was a yuppie bar area in the late 80s and early 90s when I was there eight times at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Also near there was the Commonwealth Park Hotel and VCU.

  2. Local Leftist governments are afraid that the occupiers will pillage and burn, simply a form of extortion. Really sad how far we’ve fallen from enforcing the law for decent law-abiding Americans. In the meantime, the squatters get a pass.

  3. Vassar, could we talk? Along with not wanting to appear to be mean-spirited, I have thought for a while that those “on our side” did not use the court system for fear of being accused of abetting Judicial activism. However, just as ‘extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice’ (Goldwater), so also using the courts in defense of the Constitution is likewise not a bad thing. And could we also consider defending the “Defense Of Marriage Act”?

  4. I went to the first 9/12 rally in DC in 2009. I donated $110 to FreedomWorks for a portapottie.
    These people should be made to adhere to the same standards as the Right. And we cleaned up after ourselves, there was not one scrap of garbage to mark our rally in DC. Only the pictures.

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