Letter: Freedoms are clearly defined

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The 99 percent (general public) is being denied access to public and private parks, roads, sidewalks, bridges, ports, etc., by the 1 percent (Occupiers). The 1 percent claim brutal treatment by law enforcement when ordered to disband while leaving thousands of dollars (taxpayer money) to clean up their messes.

In 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified, adding 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The Tenth Amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The freedom of speech and to assemble within the First Amendment allows local governments to set limits, both freedoms therefore shall be limited to occur between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with required permits.

Persons arrested for violating the laws shall be required to pay court fees. Persons found guilty shall be terminated from any taxpayer subsidy for one year. Persons arrested for violating the Fourth Amendment private property rights shall also be subject to rules of punishment.

John A. Nyberg

Vancouver