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101518 Civics Lesson: peaceably

101518 Civics Lesson: peaceably

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

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