Because freedom can't protect itself
Funny, I don't recall the ACLU posting such protestor friendly items win the Tea Party was holding its rallies.
Makes you wanna say 'Hmmmmm." Is the ACLU biased?
Biased? The ACLU??? Nahhhh....
What do you need to know? Really? You need to know that there are men and women dying, losing their limbs, life and minds every day so that you thankless good for nothings can have the right to deficate, destroy, demolish, spread disease, rape, and murder in public and no one will touch you. You are the complete opposite of the Tea Party, polar opposite, and you don't get as much as a slap on the wrist. Freaking amazing isn't it? You thankless good for nothings who don't deserve to live in this country and give nothing back to it. You ask and ask and demand from this country and yet don't give it anything useful back. You are a disgrace to America, your family and yourself.
No worry, not for you, he only mean this law for conservative christians. So you can continue to deficate and urinate in public, stink up wherever you pitch a tent made out of trash bags, don't let the bed bugs or lice bother you, willfully have sex in front of God and everybody, who cares, you are the chosen leftists who give nothing to this country. You take and take and want and want. You destroy other people and their property, you do disgusting evil things to each other. All the while men and women all over the world give up life, mind and limb so you have the rights to do so. And you don't so much as thank them. The question is, why do you stay here? Do you want to live in a country that looks like crap? Smells even worse? You claim to hate it, you want everything for free and yet it never occurs to you that nothing is free, especially not freedom. It comes at a price you would never pay. So how does Venezeula look to you? Why don't you go there. Because if you keep this up we're going to have sharia law and then, whooa, you had better look out baby, because you will be the first to go and it won't be Venezeula, it will be a very deep and hot place.
If this was signed by a Republican president the ACLU would be raising hell. Of course, their mission is not to protect civil liberties of Americans, it is to protect civil liberties of left wingers and silence opposition to them. I guarantee you that they will flip-flop 180 degrees about this when Obama is defeated.
omg, the comments here are absolutely idiotic.
I applaud the ACLU website for standing up for people's rights to say dumb things online, though =)
seriously, though, if ACLU website trolls are an accurate depiction of any significant section of the public, we're in serious trouble.
The serious answer to any issue of rights is that no state can take your rights away from you. Our faux democratic government does not possess the moral authority to infringe upon natural rights, and if our public servants choose to attempt such actions they should be removed. If your rights are being infringed and you choose to submit to such, you are enabling the abuse to continue on into future generations.
The USA, if it ever could have had a future as a model of egalitarian democracy, has long strayed from that path. This is our "Pax Americana" phase as compared to the history & fall of Rome, and assuming we manage to not destroy our environment or kill ourselves the country will likely collapse within a couple hundred years.
Never accept or allow unjust authority, because it is this deference to existing structures that enabled tyrants and inequality throughout history. If everyone could wake up, we could take back the world in the blink of an eye.
The men who enshrined your rights, which were not granted by country but rather by God(or rather by your existence itself), would not submit to tyranny and neither should you. To even suggest that denial of free speech is an admirable American trait, or that criticism of military policy is equivalent to criticism of the positive ideals of America, as some of the comments here have done, is laughable.
As Samuel Adams said -
"Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Well, I was going to post a long bit but the commenting system flagged me as spam, so...
The comments here are absurd, though I support the ACLU in allowing any comment no matter how far from reality it may be =)
If you don't understand freedom, don't go around criticizing others as undeserving of it.
Pax Americana is destined for a painful collapse, as is any empire.
Limitations on freedom written into law cannot overrule Constitutional rights, which criminalizing visible protest clearly does.
The people who presently benefit from the corruption of our faux democracy may have made their own lives a bit easier or more enjoyable, but their descendants will suffer the consequences of these decisions along with the rest of us. Think long and hard about what you want for your children and grandchildren when you advocate the destruction of a nation, revocation of rights, or murder for profit.
America appears to be doomed! Help us ACLU, you're our only hope!
The problem is that the federal government continues to take a dandruff-off-my-shoulder approach to mens rea. There was an article in the WSJ about this awhile back. "Also, these areas must be clearly identified to prevent protesters from inadvertently violating the law (or else they can't form the required intent)." In other words, the federal gov. no longer requires INTENT when convicting for federal "crimes." These boundary lines wouldn't be much different than federally-declared wilderness areas, and there was that guy that got LOST in a BLIZZARD, yet was found guilty of trespassing on federal land.
Why are all these posts anonymous? You would have to be a spineless coward to post something like "You thankless good for nothings who don't deserve to live in this country and give nothing back to it. You ask and ask and demand from this country and yet don't give it anything useful back. You are a disgrace to America, your family and yourself." and not put your name on it. ACLU thank you for giving them their freedom but NOTHING in the constitution says you get anonymity.
My point is that the ACLU is a very biased organization. It proves itself thus daily.
I suspect there will be very selective enforcement. Sort of how Illegal Immigration works.
I can't wait tell the common people actually start doing something about what is happening because there is no rules when civil war comes. Yeah you will kill a lot of us but at the end the common people will win and hopfully will make it air tight that when this happens again in the future you will be hanged without question because yall some how think that yall can kill with out being questioned about what yall have done to innocent people, so F*@# the system and stay cold in your reserved spot in hell.
The capitalist armgneut would be that since we are getting so rich (get rid of the deficit please) it makes sense to provide free catastrophic' health care to everyone.a0 Congress would define the vanilla policy; it may well lag, say 5 years, on expensive new technology, as well as include a cap on heroic life saving techniques at about $100k.Congress then would have to also pass tort reform, since no government other than USA has not.a0 Socialized medicine, in any form, demands it.To let the market work, private industry would provide such a Congress defined plan and the government would purchase it for everyone.a0 Private industry would then also compete across the nation with their own supplemental varieties of plans, which would be purchased by individuals, and have no tax deductible component for businesses.The issue with that idea, even as suggested, is that government has never proven they can leave their hands off.a0 So the danger is the the defined program would continue to grow over time.
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I respect the rights of Occupiers - despite disagreeing largely with their philosophy - and Tea Partiers alike to openly speak their views. The Gestapo, I mean, uh, Secret Service's presence should not dictate that. Sorry. Meant to say WILL NOT dictate that. The fundamental transformation of America - from a free country to one... mmmm.... not so much? These types of laws will happen as long as the sheeple continue to allow themselves to be violated, raped, pillaged, sacked, ransacked, conquered, oppressed, tyrannized and disdained. We should protest! Oh. Wait. That's illegal now, apparently. I'm sure it's only illegal within 100 miles of rivers, streams, lakes or national borders.
Joseph W. Crowe
P.S. A note to ACLU... According to your comments section fine print, you seem to be afraid that certain statements posted by other users might 'cause ACLU to incur legal liability'. Doesn't that specific example of legal oppression make it difficult to do the important work of your organization?
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