The grass is thick and green at McPherson Square, yet for months fences have remained in place for “restoration.” Could it be that the Park Service doesn’t want anyone “occupying” the park?
“Good fences make good neighbors” is a wrong-headed philosophy for a park. Public spaces are for the people to use and enjoy.
Last year when McPherson was covered with tents, plenty of people complained that Occupy prevented them from using the park for their own enjoyment. That the grass was ruined at taxpayer expense was frequently hurled at protestors. This year they can’t use it for a different reason–pre-emptive abridgement of free speech.
The grass is back. Freedom to exercise our rights without fear is not.
- State of McPherson (coolrevolution.net)
- McPherson laid waste (coolrevolution.net)
- Occupy DC: The day after the raid (coolrevolution.net)