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Forum Post: ARTICLE - Teaparty vs Occupy: Are Cities Guilty of Double-Standard?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 5, 2011, 7:11 p.m. EST by electrictroy (282)
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SUMMARY: Tea Parties were required to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to acquire daylong permits for park demonstrations. Occupy Protests paid very little ($50) for month-long permits. Or nothing at all (no permit). Unequal treatment?

Tea Parties are now saying "We should only have to pay $50 too!" - http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/daily-dispatch/cities-treating-ows-better-than-tea-party.html



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[-] 1 points by DonQuixot (231) 12 years ago

Of course there is a double standard. It is just like in dictatorships. There is a right to demonstrate but you need a permi, otherwise it is illegal. The permit is only given if the demonstration is pro-regime, otherwise no permit. Or permit is only given if demonstrations do not interfere with normal life, so they can only take place in desserts and high seas.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

I'm not interested in the Tea Party.

[-] 0 points by KnowledgeableFellow (471) 12 years ago

Absolutely, there have been double standards. These are city services and responsibilities that are involved. Each and every city needs to be held accountable to treat groups the same. No special treatment. Any bending of there rules is forcing everyone to support the group through taxes being used to accommodate them.

[-] 0 points by roloff (244) 12 years ago

If this is true, than yes. It doesn't matter as a tea party sympathizer, I would never complain about the liberals getting preferential treatment, their the whiny, spoiled ones.