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  •  At a Friday Night Peace Vigil (remember those?) (7+ / 0-)

    back in 2005, some proto-teabaggers joined our crowd at the intersection with signs that said "We Love Terrorists" and "Communist Party USA".

    This was a weekly ad-hoc demonstration, on a public sidewalk with no permits and no single sponsoring organization. The interlopers were told off by a couple of folks, without success, but nobody laid a finger on them. We weren't the Rand Paul campaign, after all.

    I had a large American flag with me, so I just made sure that wherever they stood, I was in front of them, blocking any view of their signs. Others joined in and soon they were cocooned and invisible. They gave up shortly thereafter and left, having "struck their blow for freedom".

    Not the same situation as WBC and funerals. But I still wonder, whose freedom of speech was being abridged? And whose right to assemble freely?

    Have you noticed?
    Politicians who promise LESS government only deliver BAD government.

    by jjohnjj on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 02:34:26 PM PST

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