Why Are Capitol Police Arresting Protesters?

OK, they’re Very Stupid people, but,  regardless of my opinion of their politics, they are engaged in their 1st Amendment Right to protest peaceably and petition for redress of grievance. On the steps of the U.S. Capitol, pretty much the main point of those provisions. Protesting government. Especially Congress.

There’s a quote at the top of this blog “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all,” which is, interestingly, from super-leftist Noam Chomsky (who doesn’t really practice what he says). Perhaps it should be “If we don’t believe in the 1st Amendment for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” Who are they bothering? Are they really doing anything but sitting there and singing and calling out? And freezing, but, that’s their problem. Let them protest. If I was in D.C. I’d be tempted to go sit with them just to get arrested and say “I don’t agree with them, but, they have the Right to do this.”

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5 Responses to “Why Are Capitol Police Arresting Protesters?”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Who are they bothering?

    Brandon and Malig-Nancy Pelosi of course.

    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. As nearly as I could tell, they were assembling peaceably, and they were not blocking the stairs or entrance to the building. They were petitioning the government for a redress of grievances.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The people arrested about noon Tuesday were charged with crossing a police line and with “crowding, obstructing and incommoding” under the District of Columbia code, according to Tim Barber, a Capitol police spokesman.

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