Monday, March 28, 2011

Polite and intelligent

On Facebook, I just watched a video of protesters talking to police about why they were being forced to take down signs in the rotunda.  The young man speaking was eloquent and intelligent.  He spoke passionately but politely.  The police were polite and asked nicely.  The protesters took their tickets.

It is amazing to me how some people can characterize the protesters as thugs, violent and other unpleasant names.  In reality from what I've seen and heard they are polite and firm.  They are there to state their opinions and protest.  They aren't causing damage.  They aren't breaking things.  They aren't threatening anyone.  They are there voicing their opinions and beliefs (loudly). 

They aren't getting discourse from the Republicans.  What are the Republicans afraid of?  Why won't they discuss with an open mind and heart?  What stops them from listening to all of these people?  Unfortunately I don't have the answer to that.  I can make assumptions but I'm not willing to do that. 

When I went to the rally and meeting I was hoping for a republican or two to be there so I could hear their side of this.  I want to KNOW why they are doing this and what they think they will accomplish.  Sadly none showed up.  All we get from them is name calling and bullying tactics.  The rules only apply to everyone else, it would seem, not to them. 

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