Governor Roemer issued the following statement:
“In the last week, the mainstream media have published even more misleading stories about the war of ideologies between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement. But in my mind, this misses the mark. The more important story is how we as a society treat people outside the mainstream. Politics by its very nature is disruptive.”
“The First Amendment rights of assembly and speech are our most important liberties. That is why they are articulated first in the Constitution. The Tea party has done a wonderful job of defending these constitutional rights, as they try to return America to its constitutional foundation. Occupy Wall Street is exercising these rights and should be supported for that reason alone. And the young people smell corruption just like the Tea Party does. They are joined at the Constitution. They will kick the ‘me-first’ corrupt politicians out of a corrupt capitol. God bless America and its Constitution!”
Roemer, who is the only Presidential candidate to both visit the Occupy movement and get standing ovations at Tea Party rallies, recently authored an op-ed entitled “Occupy the White House,” which states that he would invite the protesters to demonstrate at the White House “for as long as politics is corrupt in America.”
Governor Buddy Roemer is a four-term Congressman and former Governor of Louisiana. He is known for refusing PAC and special interest money, implementing campaign finance reform, turning around Louisiana’s failing economy and cutting the state’s unemployment rate in half in just four years. Roemer is a candidate for President of the United States. His website is www.BuddyRoemer.com.