Is there something that you have strong immovable feelings about that if they made a law that had conflicted with it ,you would picket the streets and fight for?
No. There is never a reason to hassle people innocent of any wrongdoing, and "picketing the streets", blocking their path and interfering in their daily lives is doing just that.
would you feel that way if they were going to demolish a historical landmark in your town?put up a quick mart? What if the town said you could not have that old car on your property you were repairing that belonged to your dad.
I think it would have to be something
for me that was extremely important to me.I would not agree with picketing normally but depending on what it was I would.
No. Demonstrations harassing other people are never OK. Picketing a business while allowing completely free access to both business and passers by is fine, blocking traffic and interfering in other people's lives and activities is not. The "civil disobedience" being accepted today is a crock, and that's how I interpret your illustration of "picketing the street".
I'm sorry you feel that way if it was important enough I would be guilty as charged maybe not extreme to lay on front of steamroller or anything crazy ,but I can be pretty strong willed
Lots of people (lots!) feel that way. If harassing other people will get them in the news and spread their personal message and feelings, well, too bad. Other people aren't nearly as important as I am and their needs and wants aren't a hill of beans compared to what I have to say or want.
I just disagree with the concept. Other people, and their petty problems and troubles, are just as important as mine.
You make it sound like picketing means blocking the streets and harassing people. Those are separate behaviors from the act of picketing. People cross picket lines all the time. Most picketing is simply people walking with signs. If they are blocking or harassing people, that is not a result of picketing but of inappropriate behavior on the part of the picketers.
If I have a problem with public policy, I am going to use a more constructive method over picketing.
I have never picketed, but I have respected picket lines. I participated in a candlelight vigil during an execution, in opposition to the death penalty.
Picketing, by its very nature, is designed to be mildly disruptive in order to draw attention. I think there are times when it is a good tactic. As far as when I would picket, that is hard to say. If I found a law to be particularly abhorrent, I would pursue other methods first to try to mitigate it, but if it were an issue that needed public attention (such as the current wave of attention finally being given to police misconduct), and picketing would be a logical way to bring attention to it, then I would do it.
Picketing is an utter exercise in futility. It is better to make a difference via socioeconomic power. With socioeconomic power, we can curry politician's favor and something significant can be done to improve whatever situation you desire. Smart people realize that the way of improving society is through the dollar. Politicians listen to those with money and when one has money, h/she can influence the politicians as to his/her area of interest whether it is improving neighborhoods, schools, and/or any civil right arena one. Picketing means nada, it is socioeconomics which packs the most punch!
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