I think of Edward R. Murrow vs. McCarthy…a culture of fear…and I am sad, and yet I am proud of these Democrats and the citizens in the gallery, respectfully expressing their rights.
Do we need 10 officers at taxpayer expense to deal with citizens respectfully and quietly expressing their first amendment rights? In your head? What kind of world do you think you live in?
“My press credentials for the Capitol were just revoked this afternoon.”
“During Walker’s “special” jobs session in the Assembly people continue to be arrested for arbitrary Assembly gallery rules. Last time it was for filming in the gallery, this time it’s for silently holding small signs.”
ARTICLE I. DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.
SECTION 1. All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; to secure these rights, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
SECTION 3. Every person may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right, and no laws shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.
SECTION 4. The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.
hot on elephant
Elephant Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide 636 shares A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 547 shares Waylon’s favorite Ethical Gifts. 10 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 28 shares Trevor Noah just won my Respect. 2,555 shares Year of the Fire Rooster 2017: What to Expect. 832 shares December Forecast: Letting Go of 2016 & Leaning into 2017 with Love. 6,555 shares These Tweets (and Retweets) actually Happened. 1,367 share How to Say Goodbye to that almost-great Love. 1,537 share For the Women who are Trying to Do & Be Everything to Everyone. 3,119 shares