Friday, February 17, 2006
Cindy Sheehan pleaded not guilty of demonstrating without a permit. The First Amendment to the Constitution says “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or …of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” How can you brake a law that by the Constitution can no be made? What part of “no” do both Republicans and Democrats not understand? Do Americans hold the Constitution in so little regard that it can be ignored when it causes a conflict with ideology? Though I disagree with Ms. Sheehan, I served in the Marine Corps for 12 years so she could protest without asking for permission. The Libertarian Presidential Candidate said it best. Those who ask the Government for permission to protest, deserve to be told no.