In Paton's illogical tirade about Romero's proposal, he displays his ignorance of the difference between a RIGHT and a PRIVILEGE.
Freedom of speech and assembly are RIGHTS authorized under the Constitution.
PERMITS deal only with PRIVILEGES.... in this case the privilege of holding a commercial or celebratory event in a park. But, Occupy Tucson is not holding a commercial or celebratory event. The occupiers are there for purposes of redress of grievances against our now corporate-owned government. That is clearly and unambiguously exactly what the first amendment right was created for.... freedom of speech and assembly for redress of grievances against the government!
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS always trump laws regarding privileges!
What a sad, and shamefully true example of the plight of everyone except the ultra-rich in our state. However (I hate to add more insult to injury) but Medicaid will not accept her either, if our conscienceless governor Brewer and the Az. state legislature have their way!!!
Ahhhhh..... Arizona!!! the home of:
* the Grand Canyon (which still is not large enough to contain all the egos and
paranoid ideations of our state legislature and governor/dictator)
* over 286 days of annual sunshine (which still isn't enough to shed light on just
why the majority of this state's citizens elected its current set of "legislayers" and
* the first U.S. citizens about to be completely divested of all democratic rights and
process, in favor of the establishment of a"corporate feudalism" form of government
If you fired a shotgun twice every 2 or 3 hours, & used the "24-hour averaging" that the Air Force is using in determining the noise impact of the Harrier & F-35 aircraft, the shotgun noise would likely be determined to be "insignificant".
But I can guarantee you that it would NOT seem insignificant to your neighbors.... & in fact would probably result in Tucson Police citing you for disturbing the peace.
Davis Monthan needs to return to being the good neighbor that they were in the 80s & 90s.... before they began greatly expanding Operation Snowbird without an Environmental Assessment or any concern for safety & quality of life of Tucson residents & Tucson's key industry.... tourism!
Tourists don't come here to hear noisey jets.... they come here for the peace & serenity of our natural setting! For DM to negatively impact tourism, is to negatively impact the largest component of Tucson's economy!!!
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