It also protects freedom of peaceable assembly, ie. mass protests. It's perfectly legal to get together with as many like minded folks as you can find and sit your asses down in front of the legislatures every day until the politicians cave in to your demands. Those rights are protected unless you start throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails and the cocksuckers in Congress.Broomstick wrote: ↑2019-05-21 01:22pmIt's because we're getting to the point where words alone might not do the trick. The first amendment protects thought, speech, and religion. It does not protect actions.
The average person has to become uncomfortable enough/fearful enough to move from words and shouting to, shall we say, more assertive and physical action with all the risks that entails. Trump and his associates are already coming for the immigrants and Muslims. Until the average person realizes he or she could be next all too many are willing to hide their heads in the dirt.
In other words, it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Now, if the US has reached the point where folks can't get together and have a peaceful protest without having their 1st Amendment rights violated, I'd argue that it's time to break open the 4th & final box.