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PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY is ABRIDGED
With speech, assembly is the most widely and commonly exercised natural right. Assembly rights are independent of other First Amendment rights. They include the right to assemble in a constitutional convention and change the structure of Government, as established in Article V of the Constitution, as well as the freedom to assemble nonviolently in public places to voice dissent. At the most fundamental level, it includes public gatherings that take place in every American city and town, every day.
Our ancestors employed the right of assembly as an instrument against British tyranny. Yet today, our Government is increasingly attempting to impose “free speech zones.” These often include fenced enclosures or “alternative venues”. The obvious purpose is to isolate speakers according to the content of their message.
To succeed, movements demand free assembly. The natural right to assemble creates one “free speech zone” – every square inch of this country. Oppressive measures, designed to conceal the existence of opposing speech from the public, destroy this natural right. Beware of attempts to broaden the definition of speech that “incites imminent lawless action” and to control public dissent using “time, place, and manner” subterfuges. Keep an eye out for federal police raiding political meetings. Cellphones have been seized, computers have been exploited, and meeting participants have been fingerprinted.
Our Founding Generation
|HIGH||05 Apr 2020||Man Arrested in Ohio Gathering for Violating Stay at Home Order||[KMPH]|
|HIGH||05 Apr 2020||Only 9 States Resisting Stay-at-Home Orders||[ZeroHedge]|
|HIGH||28 Mar 2020||Honolulu Police Arrest 2, Cite 70 Cited for Violating Stay-at-Home Orders||[Honolulu Star Advertiser]|
|HIGH||27 Mar 2020||New Jersey Man Summoned for Hosting Wedding at Own Home||[CBS]|
|HIGH||26 Mar 2020||Chicago Mayor Threatens Arrests for Exercising in Parks||[CBS]|
|HIGH||26 Mar 2020||Enforcing Social Distance||[AP]|
|HIGH||24 Mar 2020||DC shuts down public economic activity||[The Hill]|
|HIGH||23 Mar 2020||California Police Drones with Night-Vision Cameras Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdown||[Washington Examiner]|
|HIGH||23 Mar 2020||Some police departments warn they will start enforcing rules against large gatherings||[MSN]|
|HIGH||21 Mar 2020||Saturday: 86 Million Americans Now on Orders to Stay at Home||[ZeroHedge]|
|HIGH||21 Mar 2020||Saturday: One Fifth of American Citizens Banned from Public Assembly||[UK Sun]|
|HIGH||21 Mar 2020||POTUS Eyes Two Week Quarantine, Only Drug and Grocery Stores Open||[Washington Examiner]|
|HIGH||20 Mar 2020||Quarantine and the Constitution||[The Bulwark]|
|HIGH||19 Mar 2020||San Francisco two days into a lockdown||[NBC]|
|HIGH||19 Mar 2020||Sacramento County Issues Order to Stay Inside||[CBS]|
|HIGH||18 Mar 2020||Orange County Bans All Public and Private Gatherings, including Work, outside Single Household||[CBS]|
|HIGH||16 Mar 2020||CDC Urges Halt to Gatherings of 50 or More||[Washington Post]|
|HIGH||16 Mar 2020||NY, NJ, CT coordinate restrictions on restaurants, limit events to fewer than 50 people||[CNBC]|
|HIGH||16 Mar 2020||California, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington close bars and restaurants||[USA Today]|
|HIGH||12 Mar 2020||NY Gov bans gatherings of 500 or more||[The Verge]|
|HIGH||12 Mar 2020||Oregon Gov bans Public Gatherings over 250 for a month||[OPB]|
|HIGH||12 Mar 2020||NJ Gov orders statewide cancellation of gatherings over 250||[Mercury News]|
|HIGH||12 Mar 2020||California Governor Bans Public Gatherings over 250||[NY Post]|
|LOW||12 Mar 2020||Law Professor: You don't have a Right to Assemble against the backdrop of known public health risk||[Sacramento Bee]|
|MOD||11 Aug 2019||City in California Denies Straight Pride Rally Permit||[Washington Times]|
|MOD||30 May 2017||Portland Mayor calls for Fed Govt to pull permit for 'Trump Free Speech' rally||[Katu]|