Occupy DC to 'secede?'

Rick Moran
It's both humorous and pathetic. Ed Morrissey notes, via Daily Caller, that the spokesman for ODC has a small problem with remembering American history. Said the spokesman: "They're basically doing everything the Forefathers were doing in 1775 when they developed our Constitution."

Actually, that's not even close, champ. In 1775, our forefathers were trying to get the British to negotiate. In 1776, when King George III sent back a reply that called them traitors for challenging his authority, they began working on the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, which didn't get started until 1787. And I'm pretty sure that it didn't get approval one sentence at a time, either.

As for the "secession," what Anthony Sluder is actually describing here is an autonomous collective, not a city. They're missing quite a few things that cities usually have, including roofs, permanent infrastructure, and an independent economy. There is nothing illegal about forming an autonomous collective as long as it's formed on private property, and as long as it doesn't violate any other laws. If you want to hear an entertaining description of the political processes in an autonomous collective, try this clip on for size - and marvel at just how familiar this language is. Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world's biggest Monty Python skit?

Ed is referring to the hilarious scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where King Arthur comes across peasants working in the field who have some familiar sounding views about left wing politics.

I'm sure the media will find a way to "mainstream" this kind of kookie nonsense.



It's both humorous and pathetic. Ed Morrissey notes, via Daily Caller, that the spokesman for ODC has a small problem with remembering American history. Said the spokesman: "They're basically doing everything the Forefathers were doing in 1775 when they developed our Constitution."

Actually, that's not even close, champ. In 1775, our forefathers were trying to get the British to negotiate. In 1776, when King George III sent back a reply that called them traitors for challenging his authority, they began working on the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, which didn't get started until 1787. And I'm pretty sure that it didn't get approval one sentence at a time, either.

As for the "secession," what Anthony Sluder is actually describing here is an autonomous collective, not a city. They're missing quite a few things that cities usually have, including roofs, permanent infrastructure, and an independent economy. There is nothing illegal about forming an autonomous collective as long as it's formed on private property, and as long as it doesn't violate any other laws. If you want to hear an entertaining description of the political processes in an autonomous collective, try this clip on for size - and marvel at just how familiar this language is. Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world's biggest Monty Python skit?

Ed is referring to the hilarious scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where King Arthur comes across peasants working in the field who have some familiar sounding views about left wing politics.

I'm sure the media will find a way to "mainstream" this kind of kookie nonsense.