Who are "them"? What difference does it make? Well, for starters they are all separate laws with different definitions...Originally Posted by Devil
Only when what I say it means is what it actually means. Do I have to quote the amendment for you AGAIN?So the law means what YOU say it means?
You don't need a cop to interpret the 1st amendment.No....Those laws are deliberately written broadly to allow the cop on the scene (not you) to have wide latitude in deciding what he/she thinks is illegal activity.
Now in the English language, "or" is used to divide two separate ideas in one sentence. For example: You can fight or be peaceful. You can eat, or drink, or violently use the bathroom. "Or" is used so as not to restate the subject. Do you follow so far? Now if we divide a sentence with "or" we can have separate sentences. Let us do this for the first amendment:Originally Posted by 1st amendment
1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.
2. Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
3. Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.
4. Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press.
5. Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to peaceably assemble.
6. Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Those are the basic rights in the amendment. That is the law. And NOWHERE does the law say that we must speak "peaceably" only assemble peaceably. You can't read it any other way.
Off topic. I would appreciate it if you abide by the same warning you keep quoting. And for the record, the majority thinking so does not make it so. (nor is your assumption necessarily correct).I think most people who observe those town hall meeting protests would agree the intention was not to communicate the protester's point but to stop others from being able to communicate theirs.
What do you mean by "such" protester? Give me the law that makes "organizing to shout down the other side" illegal. Don't we do that all the time at sports rallies? In high school we would always shout down the freshmen. And we thought about it beforehand. Should that have been illegal?I would remove such protester from the scene on any one of a number of charges & if I could prove a group had conspired to shout down the other side....I would prosecute for higher crimes.