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FREE SPEECH (english)
04 Apr 2003
Modified: 05 Apr 2003
LIMITS ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT
One of the issues begining to concern me is the efforts by some to shut down main thoroughfares in major United States cities across the country. This is done as an extension of the anti-war protest against President Bush. Let us look at the first amendment of the United States Constitution:

AMENDMENT I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances

The key word in this particular case is "peaceably". When a crowd of protesters goes beyond the rules of organized protest and begins creating such a ruckus as to serve as a diversion for a potential terrorist attack, that expression is as dangerous as shouting "fire" in a crowded theatre. Accordingly, I am calling on all political leaders across the country to speak out against these mob tirades. Public safety should not be compromised because certain protesters do not understand the boundaries of public protest.
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yeah right (english)
04 Apr 2003
um... the only terrorist attack i see is on Bagdad...

and if that is business as usual, then business as usual should be stopped... thus the blocking of traffic. The only way to get america to notice anything is to annoy them. (ex: jordans furniture commercials, LA riots, etc...)
You must be a FReeper. (english)
04 Apr 2003
No one said blocking roads is a First Amendment right. It's called "civil disobedience." Civil disobedience is when a person whose ethics has evolved beyond the childlike state of rule following chooses to break the law because they believe the ethical stand has higher value than the following the law, unlike the brown nose butt kissing rule following state slave position which is bend over and pick up the soap because the law says so.
You are correct... (english)
05 Apr 2003


Yop are correct.. and the last author above this is as well..

the guy in the center is just another conceited asshole.

Many will sing a different tune when these moron terror
bots get through the wire and blow one off on thier
front porch/"hood" and take out relatives or friends..

Else, if they hit the streets with guns or what ever ( these
are the "cryers"of peace mind you ) I hope I get a few of
their whiny asses in my sights. I can still hit the head
of a pin from 800 yards out.

Watch the threads, you will see, the phony's are not for
peace and only advocate violence.. but try and dup those
whith hearts minds and souls for peace into "their"
front lines.. DAMN.. if I didn't know better I would sware
they took lessons from SoDamn Huuuuuseinsane.

BOHICA to them..

MicMac Merc
OOOOpsssssssssss (english)
05 Apr 2003
Pardon Me.. the second comment after yours.. he's right
ONLY on the civil disobedience.. other than.. yet another
wannabe jerk... who can't find the string used to find his
dick. Must be awfully frustrating -- those strings.. I
never had to worry about that.

My family was poor but endowed.


LMAO..
MicMac Merc