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Freedom of speech zones- At the Democratic National Convention in 2004, freedom of speech zones were set up. Apparently the entire country is not a free speech zone, but there are little areas where we can congregate and speak freely. Here's an image of the 2004 DNC free speech zone:
The most prominent examples were those created by the United States Secret Service for President George W. Bush and other members of his administration. Free speech zones existed in limited forms prior to the Presidency of George W. Bush; it was during Bush's presidency that their scope has been greatly expanded.
It was “illegal” and “likely unconstitutional” for Premier Dalton McGuinty’s government to pass a secret regulation that police used to detain people near Toronto’s G20 summit of world leaders last summer, says Ombudsman Andre Marin.
Originally posted by poet1b
Yeah, our bill of rights amendments have been completely trampled by republican admins, first during the drug wars conducted on U.S. citizens, search and seizure without a warrant, confiscation of property without a trial.
Corporations have been allowed to run roughshod over our rights, and republican admins have cheered them on.
Then we had the Patriot Act created by a repub admin because of its incompetence in protecting our nation.
It is common knowledge that no USA war zone exists until it has been declared to exist by the USA congress. Was Yemen declared to be a war zone by the USA congress? If not, then your very obviously wrong. But there is more. Even if you actually have a war zone, the troops have to have good reason to believe that any target is aiding the enemy before elimination. What was the good reason provided that al-Awlaki was providing aid beyond internet messages saying "hey, good job al-quaida!"? If you cannot show a good reason, then you have failed on not one count but two counts.
But as far as RPs claim that Anwar al-Awlaki recently killed in a war zone openly fighting against U.S. troops should have gotten a trial is ridiculous. RP dishonors the U.S. soldiers killed in war. He wants to tie their hands behind their back, and then send them into a war zone. Pure nonsense.
RP really wants us to conduct a trial before we kill an enemy on the field of battle?
And you people think this is proper thinking?
Originally posted by Duamutef9
reply to post by lonegurkha
I always liked the Bill of Privileges That Can Be Revoked at Convenience of the Government, but that's too long and hard to use for dramatic effect.
This has been going on for decades. Just ask the citizens of the U.S.A. who happened to be of Japanese extraction what happened to them during World War two. Internment camps?edit on 2-10-2011 by Duamutef9 because: typo
Originally posted by GringoViejo
Thank [random deity] that I enjoy football on TV more than the live games.
First they came for the Packers, and I did not speak out because I was not a Packers fan...edit on 1-10-2011 by GringoViejo because: (no reason given)