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The following remarks are going to be quite different from those that have been made before.

I begin by reminding readers of our First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.  It reads

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Note the last two clauses.  Congress may make no law abridging the freedom of the people to assemble peaceably and petition the government.  And thanks to some of the newer amendments, that restriction is equally imposed on the individual states, too.

Petitioning the government is a fundamental right, just like Freedom of the Press.  And that is what these people are doing.  They are petitioning the government.  That doesn't mean that our government or people will agree with them.  However, they have the right to ask. Their right to petition is guaranteed by our Constitution.  If you speak against their petition you are speaking against all those other people who have assembled peaceably and petitioned for redress of grievances.  The Freedom Marchers, a half-century ago, come to mind.  They were people who peaceably assembled and petitioned.

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