posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 11:18 PM
As a former LEO I do not understand the officers removing the lady who had the floor according to the Mayor. When I had to attend town hall meetings
as police security, I personally would have never removed a person speaking once they had the floor, UNLESS the Mayor advised me to do so. The members
of the board did not have the authority to do so. Only the Mayor has that authority, as he runs the meetings. The only person in charge at a town hall
meeting in North Carolina, as far as I know, is the Mayor.
The posters above are right in that we as American citizens should have militias, especially in these smaller towns. Thomas Jefferson said it right
when he said
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."
And this from John F Kennedy:
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."