“Republican murderers go home and kill your babies!” one young man yelled at theatergoers, a far cry from local public service messages urging New Yorkers to “make nice” to party delegates in the city for the four-day convention, where Bush will be nominated for another four-year term.
“Bitch, go home! We don’t want you here!” At one point, police cordoned off a city block after several dozen demonstrators jeered and razzed the incoming audience.
What is the point in protesting if no one has a clue what you’re protesting? If they are not protesting anything particular, then it seems to me all they are doing is entertaining themselves by shouting obscenities and harassing people exercising their rights under the Constitution. Namely, Article IX of the Amendments to the Constitution, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” To wit, follow me here, the Federal government, by allowing others the ability to express their freedom of speech, is disparaging others to participate in the process defined by the US Constitution. Since these people are intent on disrupting the political process to choose our President, they are not protected under the definition of free speech, and are guilty of interfering with the delegates’ Constitutional Right.
Not only should these particular protesters who have no real cause be detained for disrupting the Conventions ( I mean Republican AND Democrat, this is not a party issue ), they should be charged for violating Delegates’ civil rights ( harassment ), and Constitutional Rights ( disparaging others retained by the people ).
Where is ACLU during these conventions? Why don’t we contact them and ask?