POLL: What Are Your Thoughts on Occupy D.C.?

Should they be allowed to stay or not?

On Sunday, several National Parks Service workers started getting rid of some of the debris at the Occupy D.C. site at Freedom Plaza.

According to the Washington Post, the Park Service announced Jan. 27 that it would begin enforcing its long-standing regulation prohibiting camping on federal parkland Jan. 30. Protesters living at the two Occupy D.C. sites, including McPherson Square, were warned to stop camping overnight in the parks and remove all sleeping gear and other equipment — or risk arrest.

According to OccupyDC.org, the group of protesters are part of a nonviolent occupation of public space in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy movements everywhere.  According to the website, the group is a grassroots movement empowering the 99 percent to have a say in returning the country to a just political and economic system.

There was no violence Sunday. Instead people gathered in groups and cried and talked amongst themselves.

What are your views on the Occupy movement?

Alva Goldbook February 10, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Taking your ball and going home so soon, Dave? I guess a reasoned point-by-point defense of OWS isn't what your employer had in mind, eh?
Mike February 10, 2012 at 06:55 PM
No Alva, troll feeding gets boring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29
Alva Goldbook February 10, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Ah, so "Mike" and "Dave Phelps" is the same person? What were you saying about "trolls"?
Dave Phelps February 10, 2012 at 08:51 PM
No. we are not the same person. But I have to say that I tire of trying to put some sense into such a koolaid laden person. I suggest that you go and live with the animals on OWS and see how you like it. For the betterment of man. I only pray, and I do, that you are not one of those animals victims. I have a job and need to get back to work. The more I do this, the longer I have to stay at the office.
Bob Bruhns February 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I think OWS would make more of an impact if they polled America online, using Numbers USA or something. That said, I agree that Big-Bucks strutting Wall Street peacocks seem to be breaking the economy, thanks to careless deregulation and outright non-enforcement. The US Government does not exist to prop up companies that overcompensate their executives and operate with the EXPECTATION that the government will rescue them if the big-shot games of their egomaniacal top-director types happen to crash their businesses. Banks and investment houses are supposed to be anchors of financial strength, not bungling comedy theaters with revolving doors into and out of top governmental positions. And government is supposed to represent the People, not rob them blind.


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