Occupy Wall Street Type Protests Being Held Across The Nation—Dissent A Part Of Our Nation Since Earliest Colonial Times.
(Update– 10/06/11–Here is my post on the Occupy Houston event today.)
Above is the art for the Occupy Providence event that will be held later today.
This art includes the great religious dissenter and the founder of Rhode Island—Roger Williams.
I’m glad to say I’m a descendant of Roger Williams and that I lived in Rhode Island for 12 years.
I’m also very glad for my 13 years so far in Houston.
This event and march begins at Market Square Park in Downtown Houston at 8:30 AM. I will be there. I hope you will be there as well.
The concern that many Americans have about the corporate takeover of our nation, and about the fact that hard work often does not pay off in our nation anymore, is shared by people all over America.
People just want a fair deal for an honest day’s work.
Here is an Associated Press story where the Occupy Wall Street folks say they are in it for the long haul.
A book I own but have not yet read is Liberty of Conscience—Roger Williams in America by Edwin Gaustand.
Below is a photo I took of the Roger Williams Memorial Park earlier this year. People lived in crude shacks.
The spirit of dissent and of liberty is part of the American fabric from the earliest colonial days right up to the present day.
Let’s follow the Occupy protests and let’s be a part of this movement.
The Occupy protests may or may not lead to something bigger.
We can be hopeful. We can be informed. We can be involved.
The work of freedom and democracy is up to each of us.