Archive for November 19th, 2011

A nice, clear, bright line.

Nov 19, 2011 in Politics

That’s what exists between this and the American way envisioned in the Constitution:

I guess we’re lucky we haven’t had another Kent State, or that we’re not being mowed down in the streets like in Syria, but that isn’t where the line between authority and individual rights lies in the US. Those aren’t our standards.

Let’s review that First Amendment:

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.

I don’t see the part in there that says, “But if we say no tents or stand here but not there and you don’t listen, we bash your head in and pepper spray you.”

There is absolutely nothing complicated about this. Anybody who’s even paid the slightest lip service to the Constitution should be steaming mad about this, period. If not, perhaps Syria might make a better fit for you.

-hw