Conservatives Rally for Liberty and Free Market at Occupy D.C. Encampment
February 10th, 2012
Green Mountain Scribes
Conservative activists are planning to “take back the park” on Monday, February 13th when they will hold a rally that kicks off five weeks of noontime events in the eastern section of Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza. The rest of the park’s space is home to an Occupy D.C. encampment.
We have the same First Amendment rights as the Occupiers and any legitimate petitioner has for access to our nation’s public sites. This is what makes America great,” said National Center Executive Director David W. Almasi, who is organizing Monday’s rally. “We will be making the case for economic freedom and American exceptionalism from Monday through the ides of March, sayings things that have not been uttered in that park for some time but should resonate with every American — even the Occupiers.”
This is the first known occurrence anywhere in America where conservatives have successfully applied for and received a permit that rolls back the sprawl of an Occupy encampment.
The ‘Occupiers’ are fundamentally undemocratic,” said National Center Chairman Amy Ridenour. “They want the public to agree to whatever it is they want, even though they can’t or won’t articulate it, or else they’ll commit crimes, infest cities with rats, cost police overtime and refuse to go away. Blackmail, essentially. We are standing up for liberty and free speech within the law. We’ll make our point, go home to beds we paid for ourselves every night, pick up our own trash, follow the law and be content that in a democratic republic such as our own, voters make the ultimate decisions, not a bunch of blackmailers.”
FreedomWorks. The event will be emceed by National Center media fellow and nationally-touring comedian Steven Crowder.
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