Comment: The right of the people peaceably to assemble implies...

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The right of the people peaceably to assemble implies...

the right to peacefully disassemble, does it not?

Our union is a voluntary association of states; wherein we gave constitutional sanctions that created a federal government to; for instance, better serve our local interests by providing for a common defense against foreign enemies than we could effectively do as localized, individual states.

What these petitions signify is our mutual recognition that the perceived and real threats against our well-being as individual states from this contractually created entity are no longer believably seen as the protectors of our common interests. Tragically, the feds are too often acting more like the very enemy it was created to repel!

When respect for our repeated petitions for the redress of huge grievances, are only, always, met with contempt; then self-respect and self-defense demand that we behave differently than when we might have had a reasonable expectation of such redress, right?

"Congress shall make no law abridging", this; but when has the Constitution stopped most of Congress from doing what everyone knows they should not?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass