We’ve heard a lot of chatter from the talking heads lately, proclaiming that the behavior of the Resistance is protected under the 1st Amendment right to protest.
Here’s a civics lesson for you thugs in the mob.
The 1st Amendment protects the “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Keyword there for this civics lesson is “peaceably”. As in “inclined to avoid argument or violent conflict”, “free from argument or conflict; peaceful”, “inclined or disposed to peace; promoting calm”, “peaceful; undisturbed”, “marked by freedom from dispute, strife, violence or disorder”, “inclined or disposed to avoid strife or dissension; not argumentative or hostile”.
You get the picture.
So when we assemble in a calm and peaceful manner, free from argument, conflict, strife, dissension or disorder … then our behavior is protected by the 1st Amendment.
When our assembled behavior disturbs the peace with argument, conflict, strife, violence, dissension, hostility or disorder … then we should be arrested for breach of the peace.
ERpundit – 10/15/18