Some of the "uninformation" here would be comical, if nto for the fact that you can vote. Folks with nary a clue citing the First Amendment.
"Right of Assembly": Yes, the government cannot prohibit you from choosing a group with which to assemble. If you want, have 25 folks over to your house, and talk about how lousy the President is. But that does not mean you 25 folks can go into a park at 2 AM and have the same meeting.
"Freedom of the Press": Sure. Publish a newsletter. But be aware that you cannot say whatever you want. We have libel laws. Redress the government, if you choose. But again not at 2 AM on property that all the public paid for, not just you.
There are countries where you cannot assemble on your own property and say bad things about the Government, much less print it or post it online. Too many of you that claim to know what you are talking about are still a bit ..... ignorant.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
But yet, you would have a problem with a requirement to get a permit for other rights? How to exercise ones religion? Their right to free speech? Or do you think this is the only right that should be regulated?I don't disagree with protestors having to apply for a permit to hold a protest on public property.
That project may be what people are protesting.There may be a planned infrastructure improvement for that area on the day the protestors want to protest. We wouldn't want to postpone the project just because of the protest. The point is, it gives a municipality the oppurtunity to say, "you can't protest there, because there's a job going on. You're going to have to pick another spot".
I covered blocking streets more than once.Along with that, it's not a 1st Amendment right to block streets that people use to go about their daily lives. The rights of the protestors--whoever they may be--don't override the rights of everyone else to conduct their daily lives. Protestors that block streets that people use to get back and forth to work should be arrested for violating the civil rights of others.
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