War protesters arrested near Bush ranch




 
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War protesters arrested near Bush ranch
 
November 23rd, 2005  
Missileer
 
 

Topic: War protesters arrested near Bush ranch


War protesters arrested near Bush ranch
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10173879/

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 23rd, 2005  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
these friggin protestors make me sick!
November 24th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
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?
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War protesters arrested near Bush ranch
November 24th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
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?
I can't speak on behalf of fullmetaljacket

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  
bulldogg
 
 
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  
Missileer
 
 
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.
November 24th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Agreed.
November 28th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Any further fur flying over this little pow wow?
Haven't seen anything in the news here.