November 15, 2011: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlaws the occupation of Zuccotti Park by protesters who have peaceably assembled to engage in political speech and to petition for the redress of grievances (see U.S. Constitution Amendment I). American citizens who remain are arrested.
Dear Sarah Palin: You have repeatedly issued declarations online asking that “Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan” and that New York issue “a decision not to allow the building of a mosque.” Let’s make a quick check of the facts: 1.
Tea Party Express Chairman Mark Williams has taken to posing for speeches in front of a big enlarged document that starts with the words “We The People.” He might want to try turning around and reading the rest of the words on that document before
The text of the newly revised FBI Manual is out; here’s a snippet from the manual regarding the First Amendment. You know, that bit in the Constitution of the United States having to do with “freedom of speech”: The First Amendment states: Congress shall make
Applying for Permission to Protest in Washington on January 20, 2009: Please, Uncle Sam, can my Friends Talk Too?
[Update: The National Park Service has now changed its stance. As of the end of November, 2008, individuals and groups of less than 25 will be permitted to attend the inauguration, with signs, without a permit.] If you want to carry a sign to the
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution reads: 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
Having a hard time in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Suffering because you lost your job? Struggling because the price of gas makes it unaffordable for you to drive around town? Well, look on the bright side, Joe! Make lemons out of lemonade, Lucinda! If you have to