Soooo...what happens if the Gov't decides not to issue them a "permit" to protest then? Not busting your chops here- I'm curious as to what your solution is? No protest? Seek social justice through other means? Bust up a protest through the use of force?
Let's face it, most of us do not agree with the message of these protestors, or the 99 percent, or other groups we may not be politically inclined towards- but the point is you can protest in the USA without the Government shooting you down or running tanks over you because we recognize that protest is a basic human right. And the Framers enshrined it in the Constitution. But now a lot of people want to pick stuff apart because it's temporarily inconvenient. Nobody needs "assault weapons", they didn't have that when the Constitution was written". Nobody needs to protest, we don't have taxation without representation, let your elected officials (politicians) speak on your behalf. The idea that you need the Government to give you permission to protest the Government, a right protected by the very document that limits the power of Government is a bit of a catch-22, no?
What reason would they have for getting denied a permit? If a permit was granted to protest wrongs against the 2nd amendment, why on earth would our beloved liberal government deny these people protesting on behalf of those that keep them in power? Career suicide for the libs in office.....now if it's because the permit wouldn't be issued in a timely manner, they should protest the delays and all the red tape....now that would be hilarious.....them protesting the very being of their beloved government who is the best decider on what's right for its people.....
Now, if a permit was applied for and Not Granted, then Will, I would agree with you in that they still have the right to protest......however, it should be done within the confines of the law (in terms of execution had a permit been granted) and without infringing on the rights of the people or jeopardizing their safety.
Will, find me this groups application for a permit and I will gladly shut up on half my points above. Still irresponsible of them for the manner in which they executed their protest. I am also disgusted that that SCPD took no action......aim sure they were only abiding by pressure coming from politicians, however, no one is above the law regardless of how good their intentions are. If someone were to hurt my daughter, wife, or family, I will do whatever it takes to make it right in my eyes..and fully accept the consequences should my actions be something that may not abide by the law....and yes, I really don't give a flying f$&@ about having this on the internet. I stand by my comments and will walk with my head held high all the way to the slammer god forbid it ever came to that.
Edited by Diesel1, December 07 2014 - 08:53 PM.