Occupy the Constitution

There is a fundamental discussion that needs to be had regarding the basic freedoms that we have as Americans.  Last night I tuned into the livestream at Occupy Wall Street. The thing that really got me was the blatant disregard for the freedoms that each American have by virtue of their birth in America, specifically.

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.
No matter if you agree with the sentiment behind the movement, each American should be outraged at the government, at any level, infringing upon the rights of Americans to assemble. They should be outraged at the impeding of the press to report what is happening. It is interesting that so many people are willing to go along with the police simply because they do not share the sentiments of the protests. When we set this precedent, we set a very scary one.

It seems that if we are not careful, we will awaken to a country that we no longer know. All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good folks to do nothing. Think about it.

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Bethany Oakes said...

What happened to writing an awesome blog about me???

Ray McKinnon said...

Oh, yeah...

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