posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Just as a point of order....regardless of whether your information was correct or not, Constitutional rights don't enter into the discussion of
conduct inside a business (or a home, for that matter). The Constitution regulates the behavior of government (the First Amendment, in fact,
explicitly limits its scope to Congress). McDonald's isn't Congress, and they aren't making law. They are asking a person who is being disruptive
to their business to leave their property, and they are well within their rights to do so.
I'm not pointing this out to 'pile on' to the OP, or to be snide...there seem to be several wide-spread misconceptions about where and if the
Constitution applies directly. Businesses 'violate' our Constitutional rights on a daily basis. How many businesses can you think of that don't
allow firearms? How many use security cameras? How many ask (or even forcibly compel) troublesome patrons to leave? How do they get away with it?
Because the Constitution doesn't apply to them.
Before this launches into a "Business is above the law" thread, that's not the case, either...there is a huge body of law governing business
practice, but that's another story.
As others have said, if you really are determined to do this, then do it legally and politely...stay on public property, don't obstruct traffic, and
in general, play nice. It's a surprisingly effective tactic.