By Douglas V. Gibbs
The Marxists of Occupy Oakland were forced to move along by the police. In the radio report I heard one of the protesters scream the police was violating her 1st Amendment Right.
First of all, the First Amendment applies to Congress. It says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Notice the first word, "Congress". In other words, The Federal Government cannot, through legislation, violate the rights listed.
Second of all, with freedom comes responsibility, and being a public nuisance, and calling for the radical change of the American system, is not exactly being responsible.
Besides, the problem isn't the bankers of Wall Street, and the highest earning achievers. The problem is the federal government. Your Obama is in bed with the very people you protest, and the democrat party's policies are geared towards preferential treatment of the bankers and the corporate types, to the point of supplying bail outs for them, or stimulus money. The Occupy Movement is protesting the wrong thing. They should be angry with Washington.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza - SF Gate