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Herb: Zealots Not All Right Wing

Herb: Zealots are not all on the right wing. How soon we forget the liberal blocking of freeways, sit-ins in courthouses and armed forces recruiting offices back in the '60's. Oops, I sometimes forget that it was the parents of todays liberals that did that. Perhaps after they grew up they somehow forgot to pass those experiences on to you. Heck, up here in Bayview, we recently had a sit-in by some lefties, (some or most are my friends, or used to be before I wrote about them) The cause? The replacement of a park bench in the boat launch area in Farragut State Park. It turn out the bench had reached it's end of useful life, and the park decided it wasn't a good place for foot traffic, what with boat trailers backing up with limited sight lines. They decided not to replace it and a cause celeb was born.

Question: Do protests generally work to achieve goals of the protesters? Please give examples.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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