Marx Was Right - Woodstock to Zuccotti Park

Conservatives may disagree with Karl Marx's economic theories, but they must agree that he was right when he said, "History repeats itself -- first as tragedy, second as farce." The Occupy Wall Street protestors are a pallid echo of their forebears at Woodstock during August 1969.  At least at Woodstock there were real injustices about, such as nineteen- and twenty-year-old draftees being sent to Vietnam without ever having a say in that decision via the ballot box.  Does anyone think that the OWS protestors know that it was President Richard Nixon who, on June 22, 1970, signed an extension to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requiring that eighteen-year-olds be given the vote in all federal, state, and local elections?  This right was ultimately ratified by the states to become the Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution at a signing ceremony held July 5, 1971.  But the right to vote was not won by the draft-dodgers at Woodstock -- rather, it was won...(Read Full Article)

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