Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How to Re-create 1968 in Denver

  1. Consider, but then reject, the idea of allowing camping in the parks during the DNC. The Mayor’s Extraordinary Event Powers could have included camping in the parks, but didn’t.
  2. Grant a permit, for “free speech” purposes, to a large group in City Park, since the City would be sued if it were denied.
  3. Attach 10 prerequisites, difficult if not impossible to comply with.
  4. The kids show up believing they have a permit, braving the park pollution, and having the right to speak freely. As “free speech” includes not saying anything, it may also include sleeping between bouts of speaking.
  5. The police/troops will attempt to enforce the arbitrary 11:00 pm curfew.
  6. They will use tear gas and other mass control weapons. (Brown Note?)
  7. Instant Chicago 1968.
  8. Follow with multiple lawsuits against the City. Injury, denial of rights, etc.
  9. City (that’s us folks) pays out millions for City transgressions.

Come on – folks, its only camping (and drinking and smoking dope and probably some singing and getting naked.) You don’t have to give them a permit, just don’t try to arrest them. Common sense must prevail.


  1. Anonymous8:00 AM

    Great comments. The City and DNC are doing all they can to discourage participation by anyone who might not meet the Stepford Wife profile. I live two blocks from the park and am concerned about access, parking and bus services, but those issues are resolvable. Let them camp, for gods sake.

  2. Anonymous1:30 PM

    You seem to support the leftist Recreate68 movement. They are going to set aside a day of protest for open borders. Now how can you or anyone who claims to have concern for the environment support open borders? If the world had open borders, everyone would migrate into the small areas of more development which would cause a massive environmental catastrophe.