They hate us for our freedom.
. Scratch that; this is Republicans we're talking about. If this
is still a surprise in late 2011, you haven't been paying attention.
Freedom Now Requires 72-Hour Notice And A Non-Refundable Deposit
Following demonstrations earlier this year which drew up to 100,000 people to the Wisconsin Capitol, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has proposed new policies that would require future protesters to pay in advance to stage an event, at a cost of $50 per hour, per Capitol Police officer.
Police may also require a liability insurance or a bond, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.
Demonstrators will also be on the hook for any damage and cleanup following protests. Walker’s administration had claimed that the pro-union protests earlier this year had costs as much as $7.5 million, but later admitted that the actual costs were far less.
Under the new policy, permits will be required for groups of four or more people who want to do any activity inside the Capitol. Groups of 100 or more gathering outside the Capitol must also apply for a permit 72 hours in advance. Police will have some leeway if unforeseen events lead to spontaneous gatherings.
(Source | h/t bjkeefe)
So if you want to take a group of more than four schoolchildren on a tour of the state capitol where they can see democracy in action, and by ‘democracy in action” we mean “destroying the economic well being of workers and the middle class”, well, the kids are going to have to fork over their lunch money and have their papers ready lest Walker’s jack-booted thugs have to start pepper-spraying the little bastards for unlawful assembly after which they will be billed for the used pepper-spray as well as the clean-up of vomit and snot and tears spilled over the failed American experiment in freedom.
"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." -- Adam Smith
Last edited by TwinSwords; 12-02-2011 at 06:46 PM..