posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 05:31 PM
If you have not heard yet, the St. Paul City council is requiring all protesters to obtain permits to protest the Rebulican National Convention in
early september, outside the Xcel Center in Downtown. Is that absurd or what? Many of you have heard of this about this, and this is the most absurd
I know the reasons behind this though. On the 1968 Demoratic Convention, protest got out of hand and police brutally beat many people. This has been
the same for following conventions. I believe that is illegal.
The Consitution clearly states:
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
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble
PEACEFULLY. The 1968 convention turned to chaos only because the protesters began to skirmish with the police attempting to control the crowd.
If we say we want to peacefully assemble, it says nowhere in the constituion that you need a permit to protest. I believe that this is one of many
many small ways the goverment is trying to strengthen their grip on the public and public thinking.
I mean look at this, so many people want to protest the war here, I multitudes of friends attempting to protest the Iraq war, and the Middle Eastern
Crisis, but in defiance they won't get a permit, as just another goverment blunder.
I'm sure this has been brought up, but I want to put this up for disscusion.
I firmly believe that our Rights given to us have been violated.
*I live in St. Paul and don't want to get a stupid permit to protest!*
[edit on 16-4-2008 by wilmiester]