Proving a point the old fashioned way, without violence, may not be as flashy as others...but it could prove to be just as effective!
To beat the establishment without having to open a big ol' can of "whup-ass" on 'em has got to be very satisfying indeed! Not that the first option wouldn't be fun, but the second option isn't as likely to get you arrested.
Public comment ban is lifted in GilmerAssociated Press
Dec. 31, 2010, 11:26AM
GILMER — Officials in an East Texas county have lifted a three-month-old ban on public comment that led to a protest in which some residents covered their mouths with duct tape.
The Upshur County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn their September decision to stop hearing public comment. At least five people with tape on their mouths removed it after the vote was taken, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
The vote came a day after a grand jury indicted sheriff Anthony Betterton and two members of the commissioners court on misdemeanor charges of official oppression, the newspaper reported. The charges stemmed from the removal of a man from a meeting last month after he placed duct tape over his mouth.
Betterton declined comment to the newspaper.
Know what the best part of this whole story is? The fact that the sheriff and some of his cohorts were actually indicted of "official oppression" says a lot about the focus of the law being directed toward the right target!
Sort of gives you faith in the system! Well, maybe not the WHOLE system...! You have to admit it's a step in the right direction, though!
Let's get some coffee, sit in the kitchen, and think about what a development this could turn out to be! OK?