posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 03:24 PM
Due to the huge numbers of anti-war demonstrators that Cindy Sheehan's protest, local residents, neighbors of Bush have submitted a petition to
expand a no-parking zone that now bans cars within a few hundred feet of the ranch. This will force Sheehan and her fellow demonstrators as well as
the press to continue their protests in Crawford itself instead of at the Bush ranch.
Several residents have complained of blocked roads and traffic jams in the last week since dozens of people joined Cindy Sheehan's protest by
pitching tents off the winding, two-lane road leading to Bush's ranch.
The petition with more than 60 signatures was submitted to the McLennan County commission, asking the board to expand a no-parking zone that now bans
cars within a few hundred feet of the ranch. If the ordinance passes, demonstrators probably would have to stay in Crawford, which is 7 miles away.
Some residents said they worried about the safety of children waiting for school buses in the area. Schools began classes Tuesday.
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This seems to be a common issue nowadays in the US. Where in order to accomadate the rights of one person or group, the rights of others are either
entirely ignored, trampled on, and even dismissed as being less than the other group.
I used to live near Texas Motor Speedway and I came to hate the racing season. Not only did it take absolutely forever to go anywhere but people (I am
not saying that Sheehan and group are doing the same) completely ignore personal property, even urinating on my back porch!
I totally feel for these neighbors and agree that they need to stand up for their rights especially if as Ms. Sheehan has promised, she and her fellow
protesters, will return everytime Bush is back on the Ranch.