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  •  1st amendment: (0+ / 0-)
    the right of the people peaceably to assemble
    Why are municipalities allowed to require "parade" permits, etc for the people to assemble?

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    by ROGNM on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:59:30 AM PST

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    •  a parade's not an assembly (3+ / 0-)
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      You can assemble without a permit -- people do it all the time at churches, townhalls, pep rallies, schoolboard meetings, the county commissioners' courts' sessions, birthday bashes, the mayor's cornbread-and-beans lunch, the Lions' pancake breakfast, etc.

      Parades, now -- traffic control and crowd protection and so forth, yeah. I can see the need to let the responsible government have notice of the event so they can plan for a proper response.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:10:00 PM PST

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      •  You're talkin' like the Man! dKos has been (0+ / 0-)

        infiltrated!!!!!!

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        by ROGNM on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:47:24 PM PST

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      •  Proper response. (0+ / 0-)

        That's a perfect argument for regulating guns.  National registry, no exceptions.  You could take it further with all the regs the president put forth today.  I'd take it further to require knowledge and skill test.  In fact, I'd take it a lot further, but that would just make us tired.  

        Point is, the responsible government would then know how to plan for a proper response if they had the data to know what they were up against.

        As for freedom to assemble. Um, "free speech zones" have become de rigur.  Noise ordinances are enough to have the cops break up your assembly.  Calls to police from neighbors or passersby can get the police to visit you and end your assembly.  

        And, though I've posted this before, the USSC has ruled that the government does have the right to regulate guns.

        The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

        by Back In Blue on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:01:23 PM PST

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        •  Right after you apply all those rules... (1+ / 0-)
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          to the First Amendment.

          We'll take this in numerical order, Okay?

          •  That's my point. We do apply it to the 1st. (1+ / 0-)
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            The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

            by Back In Blue on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:38:52 AM PST

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          •  Not to mention that fact the USSC ruled that (0+ / 0-)

            the government can regulate guns.  Funny how you don't hear anyone calling for lifting the ban on machine guns.  I guess fully automatic weaponry is just beyond the pale.

            The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

            by Back In Blue on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 06:42:35 AM PST

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