Independent Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin today asked Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stop arresting Occupy Chicago demonstrators. Andy will hold a news conference Monday to renew his request that the mayor allow peaceful overnight protests in downtown
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Independent Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin says “Occupy
Andy asks Mayor Emanuel to stop arresting Occupy
I am writing to ask you to stop arresting Occupy Chicago demonstrators and to allow them to spend overnight in
Much to my amazement, I returned to
I recently spent a night with the Occupy Wall Street group in lower
I do not agree with most of what most of the “Occupy” groups are demanding but there are actually some protesters that adhere to what are core “conservative” views. There are serious social issues that need to be addressed by our society. I will be releasing a list of my proposals for an umbrella “Occupy” manifesto later this week.
I believe that allowing peaceful demonstrations is a hallmark of a decent and cognizant society. Peaceful demonstrations, even when they my appear to be a nuisance to municipal authorities, allow people to express their views and, yes, to “vent” at the establishment. I have promised that if I am elected president I will allow the “Occupy” demonstrators to camp out on the White House lawn until they feel their concerns are being heard. You do not have to agree with everything someone says to believe in protecting their right to protest. Unlike some Republicans I have no fear of the demonstrators.
When we seek to prevent peaceful demonstrations or to unreasonably restrict them we create the conditions for more antisocial activity. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn created the “Weathermen’s” “Days of Rage” and trashed downtown
I am sure that reasonable people can find a location for overnight demonstrations. The City should make that accommodation available. If you can resolve this matter on your own with the protesters, by all means do so. I am very occupied trying to make our Southside neighbor Barack Obama a one-term president. If, on the other hand, you believe you could benefit from my input, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to assist you in reaching an agreement with Occupy Chicago.
In Air Force ROTC we used to say “Peace is our profession.” Let’s work to arrive at a peaceful resolution of the ability of Occupy Chicago to demonstrate overnight in the
I urge you to reconsider the city’s policy and to make an area available for overnight demonstrations somewhere in the
Republican Party Presidential Candidate Andy Martin
Independent Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin asks Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stop arresting Occupy Chicago protesters and to allow them to spend overnight in a
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and
Monday, October 24th,
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