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house Bill H. Con. Res. 25

Should the Capitol Grounds be Used for Events Honoring Police Officers?

Argument in favor

Law enforcement officers deserve to hold their ceremonies at the Capitol.

Keegan's Opinion
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04/23/2015
The Capitol is a public building, as are the grounds. As long as events don't compromise security or interfere with official business any citizen or group of citizens has the right to peaceably assemble.
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04/22/2015
Honoring citizens who serve the community by putting their lives on the line to protect us is a national value that should be recognized and acknowledged. We may need to work on holding those who serve accountable for their actions and hold their supervisors and officials accountable for maintaining order and discipline that truly serves to protect ALL citizens, but this is a separate issue from recognizing and encouraging the important value of civil service to the wellbeing of our communities and our country as a whole.
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Robert g's Opinion
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04/21/2015
I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH THE USE OF CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR EVENTS OF THIS NATURE WHETHER IT BE POLICE. FIREFIGHTERS VETERANS OR OTHER WORTHY CAUSES
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Argument opposed

The sponsors of these events should be able to find another venue.

Sabra18's Opinion
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04/20/2015
Police should be honored in the community where they served
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William's Opinion
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04/20/2015
This honoring of Police officers should be done at the local level of they state that they serve in
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Chester's Opinion
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04/22/2015
Police should be honored in the community where they served
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    The Capitol is a public building, as are the grounds. As long as events don't compromise security or interfere with official business any citizen or group of citizens has the right to peaceably assemble.
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    Police should be honored in the community where they served
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    This honoring of Police officers should be done at the local level of they state that they serve in
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    I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH THE USE OF CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR EVENTS OF THIS NATURE WHETHER IT BE POLICE. FIREFIGHTERS VETERANS OR OTHER WORTHY CAUSES
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    Honoring citizens who serve the community by putting their lives on the line to protect us is a national value that should be recognized and acknowledged. We may need to work on holding those who serve accountable for their actions and hold their supervisors and officials accountable for maintaining order and discipline that truly serves to protect ALL citizens, but this is a separate issue from recognizing and encouraging the important value of civil service to the wellbeing of our communities and our country as a whole.
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    Police should be honored in the community where they served
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    Police are of the utmost importance to the nation, anything less would be disrespectful.
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    Bro.
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    Police should have second priority after military. Organizations that bring honor should be third and fees bonded for the groups that dishonor the capital by destroying the landscape in previous marches.
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    Public grounds should be available to all the law-abiding.
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    Local issue. Let them be honored there. The FOP should be classified as a union. Their donations drive draw millions with no accountability to anyone that I know of. Pretty sure more farmers die every year than police officers.
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    The Capitol grounds belong to the people and therefore the people should be allowed to use them. Proper permits should be applied for. The police has been getting a lot of bad press recently (some deserved & some undeserved.) and this would go far in shining a positive light upon them.
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    We're not a Police state...yet.
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    Yes, that sounds like an excellent honor.
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    Good policeman should be honored.!
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    Honoring police should be done at a local level, such as at a city hall. Not the capitol.
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    They have the right to have ceremonies in the areas they serve
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    If the respective police departments want to hold events on Capitol Grounds I don't see any issues, it's their own prerogative.
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    They die serving this country . Let the country serve them
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    The grounds belong to the American people. If they can protest and hold rallies there, than it
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