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The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America grants freedom of worship, speech & press, the right to petition the government & to assemble peaceably. Specifically with regard to "peaceably assemble" it states: Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, ... or the right of the people to peaceable assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Incredibly important part of the Bill of Rights and our freedom. But, a key word in this amendment is one that we have let get away from us in the past 50 years is "peaceably". George Washington had to put down the "Whiskey Rebellion" in the first 2 years of his first term which served to secure the issue of a "peaceable" redress of grievances. For us today, relaxing of this principle "peaceful assembly" started with union strikes and activism in the 1930s and came to be part of our culture during the extensive protests of the 1960s. We need to re-establish this principle in our culture. Anytime you are part of a protest you should expect that if it turns from peaceful to disrupting commerce, disturbing the peace or violence, you and your associates may be arrested and that it may not be a pleasant experience. To let the protests we see today continue like OWS and the union gangs in Wisconsin is to invite insurrection. And, then to have them be celebrated by everyone from media and entertainment personalities, to politicians, to the President, we might as well send an engraved invitation to the revolution. Recognizing the groups of "professional protestors" that exist today around the world it is even more important to make sure that our citizens have the right to be heard without the noise and violence of the professional "agitator" who is out to further their own agenda, not the best interest of America. The same can be said about the political partisanship described under 2012/2014 Elections which serves to enable such behavior.

Pride Parties and Protests Bring Mess Back to NYC Streets

from The Gray Area:

The New York Times headline read, Pride Parties and Protests Bring 'Excitement' to NYC Streets. The headline above would have been more accurate.

Another headline, Revelers attack food vendor and clash with cops in Washington Square Park as peaceful Pride celebrations spiral into chaos in NYC's new crime hotspot.

An elderly hot dog seller in the city's embattled Washington Square Park had a busted lip, bloody nose and was seen bleeding from his head after being punched in the face several times by a woman. The man was seen standing next to his food cart when he was suddenly caught off-guard, punched in the head and nearly knocked off his feet. Reportedly, he was attacked because he would not replace a US Flag with a pride flag.

Earlier in the evening, several people were arrested as simmering tensions between Pride-goers and the police suddenly boiled over. NYPD officers used pepper spray on Pride attendees who were in the Greenwich Village park early on Sunday evening after revelers got angry with how police responded to a break in the metal barricades surrounding the popular park.

Is this the way mature, responsible people, exercising constitutional rights, behave?

Apparently this was a party & a protest, so I guess all bets are off for what to expect in the streets of NYC.

And, bringing children to the 'parade/party/protest' was appropriate?

Did any of the left wing, mainstream media report on this violent & messy 'parade' result? No. They only reported on 'excitement'!

I don't care what your issue is, we cannot allow anarchy in our street any longer. If you are going to act like hoodlums, you will be treated like hoodlums.

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