Occupy and JBSPosted: December 15, 2011
Yesterday we had a young man come into the office with some questions about what we do and what our stance is on the Occupy movement. (For new visitors, we would just like you to know that JBS is a not-for-profit educational organization that organizes concerned Americans to help accomplish less government, more responsibility, and—with God’s help—a better world. JBS educates others on the problems that face Americans and the constitutional solutions that will help restore prosperity for all.) The Occupy movement started with Occupy Wall Street in New York City and has been replicated across America in many large cities. It is supposed to be a stance against social and economic inequality, with many of their proposed solutions not looking to the individual, but to the collective masses. You’ll find many slogans and signs pushing communism, socialism and anarchy at their rallies.
This gentleman yesterday was no different. We did manage to find some common ground during the conversation, but his wild views and loud and exasperated manner only managed to get him frustrated and he left as quickly as he arrived.
Little does he know that much of what he sees as injustices today can be cured through the simple fix that JBS offers: less government and more responsibility.
It was an interesting time, to say the least!