No more right to assemble in the US...Submitted by chilli on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 08:04
It is every Americans' right to protest, correct? To pick up a sign, walk a picket line, yell crazy things through a bullhorn, to make themselves heard, and to often just make backends of themselves. Most of us have never done it. Most of us would find it embarrassing. Many of us would be terrified to do it. But it a right, it is written into our Constitution. And it is should be a right. As we have seen historically, in Poland, East Germany, the former Soviet Union, and in the present in Egypt (twice), Turkey, Brazil, Tunisia, Greece, and even Sweden, protest, indeed mass protest plays a crucial role in protecting and sometimes in creating representative democracy.
Obama just made it illegal in the United States.