Almost without exception, you can assess the quality of an idea by the character of its proponents. Assuming you can figure out exactly what OWS stands for, these two groups of protesters provide a striking illustration of this concept. Consider the behavior of OWS and that of the TEA Party.
When TEA Partiers protest, they obtain necessary permits. The protests are peaceful. The issues are clearly defined. The protestors leave the site clean and go back to work. OWS on the other hand by its very definition seeks to obstruct and inconvenience those it doesn’t like. Never mind that the people they are really hurting are the people they claim to represent. The TEA Party organized and promoted a specific agenda and did so while obeying the law. OWS repeatedly violates the law and there are hundreds of arrests to prove it.
Even if there are some legitimate grievances among OWS protestors, they may want to reconsider the methods they choose to address them. So far they have been nothing but a loud, obnoxious, hypocritical bunch of spoiled brats who would have no discernible presence at all if not constantly fawned over by the media and supported by some of the same deep pockets they rail against. Let them have their free education. There are all kinds of nifty training programs inside the jails where the lawbreakers among them belong. Hey, it’s free housing too!