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Apr 15 2020

Exercising First Amendment Rights Deemed Nonessential Activity

The mass insanity whipped up over Wuhan coronavirus has reached the point where people are getting arrested explicitly for the crime of peaceably assembling to petition the government for a redress of their grievances, not in communist China but right here in the USA. It has happened in Raleigh, under the hysterical lockdown decree of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. According to the Raleigh Police Department, exercising First Amendment rights is a nonessential activity and therefore forbidden.

As noted at Legal Insurrection,

Do you know why the Founding Fathers added the freedom of assembly into the amendment? The tyrannical English monarchy also did not find protesting or freedom to assemble an essential activity. Quaker William Penn faced charges for simply preaching in public in 1670. The jury found him innocent, but it made the citizens realize that they have a right to assemble.

Remember the name Monica Ussery, as in “We are all Monica Ussery.” Believing that America is still America even if there is a bug going around, she was arrested in Raleigh for exercising her First Amendment rights:

In the video below, Sarah Corriher observes that not even the president has the authority to suspend the First Amendment, which secures “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Neither does Roy Cooper or the Raleigh police. But we cannot enjoy even our most fundamental rights unless we are willing to fight for them.

On tips from Henry B, Dragon’s Lair, R F, and Kate P.



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