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The Moral Infrastructure

Frances27 Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:02 AM
We don't live in a democracy, we live in a Republic where all views and rights are to be protected
GosAwk Wrote: May 08, 2012 8:48 AM
Ovomit and his Communist administration is changing all that!
skywalker58 Wrote: May 08, 2012 8:16 AM
Yes, a Republic where there is rule of law and everyone is to be prosecuted as well as protected by the law. EVERYONE. If you break the law, you pay the consequences. In this case, these leftist MOBS are allowed to break the law, violate the constitutional rights of those that own the properties and businesses they are disrupting and are not being punished for it. In the mean time, those who try to protect their property are being prosecuted. That is not equal protection.
oldnjal Wrote: May 08, 2012 8:58 AM
An interesting distortion by the left and minorities is that the Law need not defend the rights of the majority, as the Law is always on their side. This is not the present reality.
Dan107 Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:40 AM
That's exactly what Dr. Sowell is saying: All rights are not being protected. Just the rights of the mobs seem to be protected.
king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:38 AM
Actually, it's a representative republic. And I suspect Dr. Sowell has a bit more of an understanding of the differences between both democracy and representative republic than you....just sayin'
hvogel Wrote: May 08, 2012 8:01 AM
No, it's a representative democracy, aka a republic. In a republic, the power resides with the citizens and is exercised by representatives elected by the citizens. There is no such thing as a "representative republic." I think you owe Frances27 an apology. Just sayin'...
rickmcq Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:33 AM
"... all views and rights are to be protected"

Even against overreaching by their protesting fellow citizens.
Horribilus Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:19 AM

The "Occupy" movement, which the Obama administration and much of the media have embraced, has implications that reach far beyond the passing sensation it has created.

The unwillingness of authorities to put a stop to their organized disruptions of other people's lives, their trespassing, vandalism and violence is a de facto suspension, if not repeal, of the 14th Amendment's requirement that the government provide "equal protection of the laws" to all its citizens.

How did the "Occupy" movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct...