I am glad the Tea Party and others who have and will protest have that right.
In too many places it is not allowed.
In some countries punishment punishment takes many forms including imprisonment, torture, and death.
I support those who engage in protest honestly and peacefully.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
I know Chare does too. I just want to explain my opinion.
I have been very politically active twice.
First was decades ago from 1956 to 1965 for civil rights.
One was during the 1990s and this century for safe nurse staffing in hospitals.
It is now the law in my state.
I think all our hospitals should staff to ensure, when needed, the immediate availability of a registered nurse for bedside care of any patient as required by CMS for all hospitals caring for Medicare patients.
The best hospitals nationwide strive for this. We need statutes and regulations passed and enforced to provide it for the less than best facilities.