About War protesters arrested near Bush ranch
|November 23rd, 2005||#1|
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War protesters arrested near Bush ranch info
CRAWFORD, Texas - A dozen war protesters were arrested Wednesday for setting up camp near President Bush’s ranch in defiance of new local bans on roadside camping and parking.
McLennan County sheriff’s deputies arrested them for criminal trespassing.
Another dozen or so demonstrators left the public right of way after deputies warned them they would be arrested.
The protest was set to coincide with Bush’s Thanksgiving ranch visit.
The arrests were made by more than two dozen deputies who calmly approached the demonstrators in their tents and asked if they wanted to walk out on their own or be carried. Two chose to be carried. They were to be taken to jail for booking.
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan wasn’t among the protesters Wednesday because of a family emergency in California, but she planned to be at the camp later in the week.
“We are proud to be here,” Dede Miller, Sheehan’s sister, said hours before her arrest as she huddled in a blanket at the campsite. “This is just so important. What we did in August really moved us forward, and this is just a continuation of it.”
|November 24th, 2005||#3|
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Why? They have a right to peacefully protest. Is your sickness a sign of insecurity in your beliefs or intolerance towards other sentient beings having a right to differ with your beliefs?
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|November 24th, 2005||#4|
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but let me add that these war protestors are aiding the enemy and ruining the morals of those who are doing a lot in the fronts
|November 24th, 2005||#5|
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I hope you mean they are ruining the morale and not the morals of the soldiers. Agreed, they might be and so be it, it is within their constitutional rights to disagree, a constitution members of the armed forces have sworn to defend. You don't get to pick and choose those parts as you see fit, its kind of an all or nothing situation with the constitution.
They aren't protesting at a funeral.
They aren't protesting at a homecoming.
They are protesting at the home of the man responsible for that which they have a disagreement.
They aren't calling veterans baby killers.
They aren't spitting or throwing things at veterans.
They aren't burning draft cards or passports.
They are camping out with some signage.
They aren't yelling accusations of murderous intention in the face of recruits.
They aren't bombing or blockading MEPS and recruiting stations.
They aren't spamming or hacking websites like ours here.
Why is this sickening?
|November 24th, 2005||#6|
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Down in that part of Texas, they call the Sheriff's dept. "the law." What they say should be listened to very carefully followed by immediate compliance. Personally, I don't think the officers liked the law but if the County says that's the law, that's the end of the argument. If they weren't camping on the roadside, I'd be the first to tell anyone who said they didn't have the right to protest to bug off.