Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Stop Defending Anarchy By Wrapping It In The Constitution
How exactly does the Right to Peacefully Assemble and the Right to petition your Government for redress of your grievances trump property rights?
Here are some quotes which get at the heart of the Constitution:
"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God ... anarchy and tyranny commence. PROPERTY MUST BE SECURED OR LIBERTY CANNOT EXIST"
"Government is instituted to protect property of every sort .... This being the end of government, that is NOT a just government,... nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has ... is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest."
(By the way Property also includes Income.)
Everyone has the right to peacefully assemble as long as it does not infringe upon the property rights or Constitutional Rights of others.
While we can legally stand on a sidewalk or reserve a public forum to protest in we do not have the right to plant our behind on any piece of property we wish in order to protest.
At the point a protest Trespasses on Property it does not own or have permission to "Occupy" it ceases to be legal and can be dealt with as legally allowed under the law.
If people are allowed to Protest anywhere they wish, whenever they wish regardless of property rights, then this country will fall into anarchy and cease being a Constitutional Republic. We must not destroy one Right in order to uphold another.
So while the UC Davis College Students had a right to "Peacefully" assemble under the Constitution, they did not have the Right to Trespass on School property.
Those of us that support our Constitutional Republic should not endorse Anarchy by wrapping it in the Constitution, instead we must uphold the Constitution as the Law of the Land by which ALL are subject...that includes UC Davis Occupy Protesters.