posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by inverslyproportional
This is where it gets tricky. Here's the 1A:
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.
Congress shall make no law
. Have they made a federal law that prohibits free speech? With the exception to the alteration of the bill
involving secret service and protest, they have not. All the tear gas, batons, rubber bullets, LRADs and more do not equate to a law being made by
Congress against free speech. Did Congress even do anything or were they behind the activities against protesters? I was watching that stuff
intensely because I admire the Constitution. What I noted occurring was that cities' were being raided concurrently with each other. It was pretty
obvious. I'd find 5-6 cities Occupy protesters being raided in the middle of the night all at the same time and there was some obvious national
coordination implied by that. www.nbcnews.com...
The conference call was believed to have been hosted
by DHS. That's the closest you get to Congress but DHS, technically, is the agency with the least amount of oversight.
Choose your flavor of spin:
So who did what? It wasn't Congress that ordered batons being brought out--that was all local governments and police departments possibly in
collusion with DHS--against executive orders.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Has Congress passed anything recently that has impacted 2A. Citing NYC, LA, and Chicago as areas where 2A may have been impacted is absolutely
correct. However, the question is who
The measure passed the state Assembly 104-43 after passing the state Senate 43-18 Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly signed the legislation on
The state assembly passed it. State...local government again, not federal.
It's not to say that Congress hasn't behaved in a vile or repugnant manner. They have. They have proven themselves to be useless, incapable of
working together, and much much more. They have also shown (NDAA with the indefinite detention, PIPA/SOPA and etc) that when they do start agreeing,
it may mean bad news. If something should pass through Congress that impacts 1A or 2A, then one has just cause to be angry at them for impacting
those amendments. As of right now, blame the local governments for doing that. And quite probably the ill controlled DHS.