A Call To Preserve PEACEFUL Protest
Peaceful protest has always been a big part of democracy in America. We are guaranteed freedom of speech and assembly by our constitution. These rights are considered by our laws to be gifts from God, not government. However, governments being what they are, our founding fathers felt the need to spell out these rights in order to protect them.
Sadly, there are always people who will abuse every right to the point of endangering the rights of others. Such is the case with violent protests. Whereas protests have normally been a representation of the communities in which they occur, they have become mobile, mercenary events moving from city to city and representing the desires of the super-rich who can afford to pay armies of protesters and transport them. Even foreigners are funding protests in America these days. Since these protesters are from out-of-town, they have no ties to the area where such protests are staged and are given to vandalism, looting and violence. These protests are designed to deliberately promote anarchy and lawlessness in America. Their dangerous behavior also stifles the locals from voicing their opinions for fear of losing life and limb.
Therefore, I ask our elected representatives in Washington to make it a felony to protest for pay, a felony for one person or organization, either directly or indirectly,to pay another person to protest and a felony to pay for the transportation of others to a protest UNLESS those individuals are personally acquainted.
Peaceful protest must be protected; anarchy must be squashed.