Once again, the left puts THEIR right to protest ahead of the rights of the rest of us!
Going back to my days studying political philosophy I remember the discussion on liberty. Basically, I have the freedom to do whatever I want as long as my exercise of freedom does not infringe on the rights of others. Too bad left wingers skipped that class.
On July 4th a Congolese immigrant scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor causing the monument to be evacuated. 4,000 visitors were forced to leave and thousands more denied entry because this individual put her right to protest above the rights of others. Think of all the children who looked forward to a special visit to Liberty Island, perhaps coming from far away to see the statue and were denied. Too bad no photographer was on hand to capture images of crying children.
And when cops showed up to try and help her down the protester threatened to push them off! How’s that for gratitude. Too soon to say whether she caused any damage to the very thin skin of copper which is the only covering for the statue.
A spokesman for the National Park Service had this to say:
“I feel really sorry for those visitors today” who had to leave or couldn’t come, spokesman Jerry Willis said. “People have the right to speak out. I don’t think they have the right to co-opt the Statue of Liberty to do it.”
Jim Geraghty at National Review went further:
In order to defend liberty, Okoumou risked damaging the Statute of Liberty; to help her country, she concluded she had to disrupt the Fourth of July events at an iconic national park. To demonstrate her commitment to justice, she threatened to push the ladder of law-enforcement officers. To fight back against the stereotype that immigrants are dangerous and have no respect for the law, the Congolese immigrant did something dangerous and against the law.
Of course left wingers putting their rights ahead of those of others is nothing new. Think of the anti-Trump protesters who shut down highways or bridges depriving working people the ability to get to work or home. They demand their right to free speech means they can shut down your speech, using violence if necessary.
Tell me again who the REAL Nazis are!
Mike has worked in government at every level from the court house to the White House. He currently lives in South Carolina safe from left wing mobs and blogs at Mike’s America.