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In Tiananmen Square they used tanks. In Israel rubber bullets.
However, those who choose to challenge the policies of the United
States government in Lafayette Park will be discouraged in a more
civilized manner: they'll be measured.
Over the years the play of judicial games has resulted in
transforming "constitutionally protected" free thought and
expression into "criminal activity." The vigil has been one of
few critical voices to claim this transformation is irrational
and factually unjustified.
Upon retiring, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall noted,
"This court no longer rules by reason, it rules by force." As if
to illustrate Justice Marshall's premise, the Park's excellent
adventure in the halls of justice sheds some light on how,
"national security," "aesthetics," and "official immunity," has
effectively created a state where police vigilantism has become
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