John Lewis Dissed by Occupy Atlanta

A hero of the left, and of the civil rights movement, is refused an opportunity to speak at Occupy Atlanta because, in their democracy, he's no better than anyone else. In the time it takes for them to reach their decision, he could have spoken several times.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a noted civil rights icon and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Oct. 10 said he does not have any immediate plans to address a protest group that prevented him from speaking to them at a rally in Woodruff Park.

“I’ve got to get back to Washington,” he said. On Oct. 9, the group posted an apology on its website said the group has invited Lewis to speak.