I wouldn't disagree that people have come up with reasons. The free exercise of our rights are not always a pretty controlled thing. They are not required to be.There are reasons permits are required. Do you still deny such ? It is the law in many places, btw. Passing Constitutional muster, btw.
The irony of the occutards, is that they scream for higher taxes, claiming that there isn't enough tax revenue for social services, but cause the wasteful spedning of a million+ dollars.
This goes both ways. Many (again I have no idea exactly how many) that would have a fit over the idea that one should have to get a permit to own a gun is fine with requiring one to exercise other rights (and visa versa). One position is no better than the other. There are large costs associated with our rights to own guns. That's a part of not being a country that throws people in jail because they use "ugly words".
I should have noted this earlier and I hate that I haven't. It isn't about the OWS movement.The irony of the occutards, is that they scream for higher taxes, claiming that there isn't enough tax revenue for social services, but cause the wasteful spedning of a million+ dollars.
Absolutely you do within the law. We are all citizens, and I have the right to go about my day and ignore your protest don't I?
What about this pesky thing....
"The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees individuals the right of freedom of assembly. Under the common law and modern statutes, however, the meeting of three or more persons may constitute an unlawful assembly if the persons have an illegal purpose or if their meeting will breach the public peace of the community. If they actually execute their purpose, they have committed the criminal offense of riot."
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