Well, the good news is that, for the better part, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) had taken a hiatus from their curiously motivated and aimed protests. The unfortunate news is that, apparently, they didn’t devote any of that time off researching the actual causes of the perils that confront our Republic.
By Deneen Borelli, Fellow, Project 21 black leadership network
There were reports of babies out in the cold for hours in Houston. In Indianapolis, two dozen police officers used pepper spray to control an unruly crowd that pried shopping center doors off their hinges.
These were just a few of the scenes caught on video across America as people tried to get their hands on a pair of sneakers.
Occupy Wall Street protesters are embraced by our President, lauded by members of Congress and by others as a movement that is good for America — as opposed to, in their opinion, the Tea Party movement.
The Occupy effort, months old now, is still receiving unprecedented positive media coverage. Unlike the Tea Party, however, this new group of activists is involved in violence, lawbreaking and many other despicable actions.
But, if you listen to the media, the Tea Party and Occupy protesters are voicing similar positions and act alike. In reality, they are worlds Continue reading →
In the following two videos from LearnLiberty.org, economics professor Chris Coyne and Harvard’s Dr. Jeffrey Miron provide sound insights on capitalism while dispelling common misconceptions.
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In the first video below, “Occupy Wall Street & Capitalism: A Professor’s Response”, professor Coyne draws the distinction between crony capitalism and legitimate capitalism. Crony capitalism is government favoritism fueled by handouts. Legitimate capitalism, on the other hand, uses competition to align consumer and producer interests and serves to improve everyone’s standard of living. Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are criticizing Jesse Jackson for comparing increasingly violent Occupy Wall Street events to the civil rights movement. Project 21’s black conservatives say the Tea Party movement more closely resembles civil rights-era activism.
“Some people don’t want to acknowledge this, but Tea Party members express their frustrations with the government and are working for change in the same manner as the civil rights movement fought for freedom,” said Project 21 spokeswoman Lisa Fritsch. “They protest in peace. They protest in civility. And they translate their protest into power — not by being violent, disrespectful and blocking peoples’ way or stepping on the little guy as the Occupy Wall Street protesters do.” Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – With Occupy Wall Street protesters planning a mass demonstration in New York City and issuing calls for disruptions in other cities on November 17, members of the Project 21 black leadership network demand that high-profile supporters of the Occupy effort reject the violence, rudeness and hate that have come to embody the leftist protests and — in the alleged absence of a leadership structure among Occupy protesters — to apologize for the mobs’ uncivil actions.
“The behavior of the Occupy Wall Street protesters is boorish and violent, and it has no place in civil society,” said Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli. “It’s shocking that the very same people who tried and failed to tie the Tea Party movement to racism and radicalism are now embracing the Occupy mob despite the reports of widespread violence, anti-Semitism and general lawlessness. If these people hope to retain any shred of credibility, they must take responsibility for their poor judgment and condemn the Occupy protests.” Continue reading →
Following is the text of an intercepted note (unedited for content, grammar, or spelling) being circulated among “Occupy” protestors.
The extent of circulation of this note or embrace of its message by “Occupy” protestors is not currently known, but the message is disconcerting and potentially provides insights into “occupiers” plans:
Al Gore and Obama’s Job Panel Member John Doerr Benefit from Clean Energy Loan to Fisker Automotive. Politically-Connected Gain While Taxpayers Lose, says National Center for Public Policy Research
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Washington, D.C.– Responding to public outrage following an ABC News report that a $529 million loan from the Energy Department was used to back an electric car company Fisker Automotive — which is creating jobs in Finland — policy experts at the National Center for Public Policy Research are calling attention to the crony capitalism surrounding clean loans and grants. Continue reading →
Yesterday, in response to a post by Alan, Green Mountain Scribes received the following comment from Mark Collier. It is clear that Mark is a sincere and thoughtful man and his points deserve to be answered. I, for one, am really glad this discussion is taking place as it is exactly what I have hoped would come out of the liberty movement since I Continue reading →