We bring to mind the young woman who sneered at the television camera this morning, and said,"They have no right to make us leave! We are the people. This is a public park. It belongs to us." The perfect, psychotic, conceited, narcissistic, lazy, mean, self-absorbed notion that a public park belongs to .....enter any word other than to the general public to come and go in general legal activity without interfering with another to do the same.
The Gringo Viejo is not the smartest person ever born. He is certainly not the best person. But even he can understand that public places belong to everyone in a common law sense. They belong to no one group or individual. That is the difference between communitarianism and communism.
And it must be underscored....At all the Tea Party functions the grounds and fixtures were left clean...totally picked up....all the permits and licenses in order....self-policed and conducted with restraint and dignity. Even when the plants and provocateurs came to try to misrepresent or provoke....they failed....because the dumboe Tea Party people knew they were coming and received them with expert passive resistance.
Day and night. Good and bad. There is natural law. There is a correct way and a wrong way.
Thanks for your time and attention.
El Gringo Viejo