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Now, every 1st Amendment advocate is a Nazi

As V pointed out earlier, Now, Everybody Who Isn’t a Radical Is a Nazi. The same goes for First Amendment supporters.

Here is the First Amendment:

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.

Among other things, it means that horrible Nazi-leaning citizens get to peaceably assemble and demonstrate. So do horrible Commie-leaning citizens (Antifa) – if it’s done “peaceably”.

And what does “peaceably” mean? It does NOT mean smiles, rainbows, unicorns, or coming all unarmed. Nope. It means:

  1. The demonstrators co-ordinate with local authorities to prevent problems. Including (but not limited to) them getting a permit.
  2. If problems occur anyway, they obey lawful commands to disperse (and can be prosecuted if they don’t).
  3. Others can show up and counter-demonstrate, but…
  4. those others have NO superior rights or authority. For example, counter-demonstrators have no right to attack. It is NEVER “understandable” or “justified” if they attack, no matter how odious are the demonstrators’ opinions, signs or speeches.

Under those terms: Nazis, KKK, or even Commies (Antifa) are allowed to assemble and do a little march. This is why, in 1978, the ACLU successfully defended the right of neo-Nazis to march in Skokie, IL.

Here’s the point: EVERY American, no matter their color or background or life experience, must accept this. Because, that’s America. It’s how America rolls.

Now, what happened in Charlottesville last weekend?

  • Various groups, not limited to white racists, got a permit to assemble in a park.
  • They began to assemble peaceably.
  • BEFORE anything bad happened – indeed, even before the start time on their permit – Democrat Governor McAuliffe declared them unlawful and ordered them to disperse.
  • Counter-demonstrators did not have a permit, assembled anyway and, by many first-hand accounts and videos, physically attacked the demonstrators as they were dispersing.
    • Correction: The counter-demonstrators were permitted for 2 nearby parks; still NOT the park nor the streets where the demonstrators were.
  • After an hour or two of that: one person, possibly with the demonstrators or possibly mentally ill, rammed a car into the counter-demonstrators.

Horrific as that final crime was, are those counter-demonstrators who attacked people somehow “understandable” or “justified” or “morally better”? Not under the terms of the First Amendment.

So, should President Trump call out the demonstrators alone and give them all the blame? Not under the terms of the First Amendment.

Either you support the First Amendment, or you don’t. If you do, then you have to put your focus on neutrally defending everyone’s First Amendment rights, as President Trump does.

This goes for the colossal dummies Rubio, Romney, McCain, and all you Democrats and SJWs out there. If you believe in the First Amendment, you’ll unite behind the President’s approach. If you don’t, we know the truth about you.

It’s time to remember your Constitution and rally behind First Amendment rights (and other rights, like due process) for all citizens, especially the ones you can’t stand.

UPDATE – Icing it: Atlanta leftie mob tears down a Peace Monument. Because, yes, mobs are that stupid.

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  1. Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe and Charlottesville Democrat activist Mayor,Michael Signer,(with his Ph.d in Political Science from Berkeley),had a duty and obligation to keep the peace and they didn’t.

    Comment by The Poetry Man — August 17, 2017 @ 3:35 am - August 17, 2017

  2. Yeah, it’s like Hurricane Katrina all over again. The local Democrat Mayor and Governor did a horrible job, the problems were mostly their fault – but, with yuge media connivance, they shifted the blame to Bush anyway.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 17, 2017 @ 3:47 am - August 17, 2017

  3. The First Amendment is a very pragmatic text from men who had understood,

    1) how easily corruptible is their human nature;
    2) how totally foolish it would be to not put shackles on the state — made of men — to prevent it from messing around with the essence of our humanity : free thought;

    It is beyond comprehension that some still persist to ignore the historical fact that it’s precisely the 1A that enabled a course of history up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with a 13A milestone in between, and at each and every step, by and for informing the same philosophical framework in situ, for its own genuine progress.

    To reinterpret the 1A other than literally is tantamount to claim one wants to keep improving a house by removing its foundations.

    Either utterly absurd self-destructive insanity or pure evil deception or both.

    Comment by Cyril — August 17, 2017 @ 3:58 am - August 17, 2017

  4. Side note.

    And this explains how it should be no surprise to see that the same fools who do not fear to attack directly the 1A *today* (DJT era) could without any difficulty be manipulated to attack the 2A *yesterday* (BHO era), as a hors-d’oeuvre to prepare the palate.

    (The 2A’s purpose being the founders’ “well, duh” safeguard of the 1A’s intent.)

    Q.E.D.

    Comment by Cyril — August 17, 2017 @ 4:12 am - August 17, 2017

  5. Because, yes, mobs are that stupid.

    And that’s what makes a mob so dangerous, it has no brain, nor common sense. It’s been well-established that otherwise sane, rational bourgeois citizens will do terrible things as members of an inflamed mob; loot, burn, even murder without conscience. There’s good, solid history for “…reading the Riot Act”.

    Throughout civilized history, the most terrifying urban sound was that of a snarling mob on the hunt. No-one is safe, even the mob’s putative leaders, who could be swept-under like by a rising flash-flood in the storm.

    I can still remember the Riots of the 1960s, the destruction in cities throughout the Nation. Sitting on the roof of our house and watching the smoke from the Camden Riots. The TV footage on the Evening News of Boston, Newark, Detroit and LA.

    I really don’t feel like a repeat.

    Note to Self:
    …Check on fuel and the carb on the emergency generator. And the basement gun locker.
    [ Hmmm, when did I clean that shotgun last?? ]
    **…All for the Aug 21st Eclipse, of course.**

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — August 17, 2017 @ 4:40 am - August 17, 2017

  6. I’m old enough to remember when some leftists denied that they supported Antifa.

    Comment by V the K — August 17, 2017 @ 6:51 am - August 17, 2017

  7. The vandalizing of the Peace Statue just shows us the violent leftists do not need a reason to be destructive, they just like being destructive. We have seen this over and over with riots and looting after natural disasters.

    It also reminds me of the 26 yo Black activist who insisted on reparations because her grandmother was a slave. When questioned if she was being literal or speaking metaphorically, she had a befuddled look on her face. She responded with anger saying her grandmother was a REAL slave and the person asking her questions was a racists.

    The interview took place in 2016.

    It is almost like the liberal educational system failed them on purpose. That can’t be can it? Or was that what President Johnson really wanted?

    Comment by TnnsNe1 — August 17, 2017 @ 7:47 am - August 17, 2017

  8. Reading about the peace monument that got torn down, I’m not sure it was unintentional. It was a monument dedicated to peace and reconciliation between North and South. It showed a Confederate soldier laying down arms.

    To the alt-Left, this is unacceptable. The Enemy cannot be permitted to lay down his arms, he must be destroyed utterly, or made to confess his sins before he is destroyed utterly. There can be no accommodation, no quarter, no reconciliation, no understanding. The Left who once shuddered at George Bush’s “With us or against us” comment have started repeating it without a drop of irony.

    Plus, it is even tangentially related to the Confederacy. I think the alt-Left wants to destroy all tangible memory of the Confederacy. They want to make it damnatio memoriae, stricken from the record of public memory. This is some Mao Zedong Cultural Revolution stuff here.

    Comment by Sean L — August 17, 2017 @ 7:51 am - August 17, 2017

  9. ” I think the alt-Left wants to destroy all tangible memory of the Confederacy.”

    Except of course for reparations.

    Comment by TnnsNe1 — August 17, 2017 @ 7:53 am - August 17, 2017

  10. I don’t believe there is an ‘alt-left.’ The left is one giant organism devoted to fascism. Antifa is just the fist and claws of that organism. But they are all part of the same beast.

    Comment by V the K — August 17, 2017 @ 9:09 am - August 17, 2017

  11. Robert O’Neil retired from being president of UVa in 2007. He stayed in Charlottesville as the director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. He continued to teach the First Amendment Clinic at the UVa School of Law. The Jefferson Center became known for its “Jefferson Muzzles.” That was an award given to those who failed in understanding Jefferson’s ideal of free speech which “cannot be limited without being lost.”

    Mr. O’Neil had a First Amendment dream which he fulfilled. Standing in front of the City Hall in Charlottesville is a long, solid wall covered with slate. Chalk is always on hand. This is the First Amendment Wall where anyone is invited to write or draw whatever they like – profound, profane, possessed, positive, putrid, pusillanimous, petty, passive or puritanical. It stays there until the wall is washed for continued use or someone erases a spot to make their thoughts more important. Generally speaking, there is an unmonitored sense of reverence for the wall. Often as not, it overwhelmed with narcissistic graffiti, but it is all welcome and nothing is barred.

    It would be idealistic and dead wrong to say that every soul in Charlottesville is imbued with the spirit of the First Amendment. But it would be correct to assume that the people inside the City Hall are keenly aware that they are under constant First Amendment scrutiny. That in itself is an important, fantastic responsibility for governors and their minions to bear.

    Those Tiki-torch bearing bigots came to the “right” place for First Amendment protection. But in doing so, they changed Charlottesville in a way that is deplorable. Until August 12, the speech and assembly you did not want to see or hear was largely dealt with by ignoring it.

    After all, if you give a riot and no-one comes to hit back, what are you going to do? Fight each other?

    Charlottesville blind-sided itself. It’s half-assed Mayor and the half-assed Governor permitted the “peaceable” assembly constraint in the First Amendment to go down the toilet. Why this is so needs to be ascertained. On Sunday, August 13 white supremacist Kessler stood in front of City Hall and near the First Amendment wall and attempted to give a press conference.

    Everyone in America would like to have heard how that worm would frame his argument. But not really. People mobbed him and screamed him down and the police shielded him and got him to safety. It was a catastrophic failure of the First Amendment. This was the ultimate limiting of free speech and it put the hecklers on the same level with the white supremacists.

    Now Charlottesville is as tarnished as is every other campus or town where the ideals of the First Amendment have been eroded by deplorables, Troglodytes, Liberals with grievances, assholes and lunatic wagons overflowing with passion.

    Hundreds of rainbow ministers came to the Charlottesville to emanate love and to perfume the air and provide water to those who thirst. They were effectively made useless by the armed and bigoted Antifa, white supremacists, Black Lives Matter and knot heads who came to see who would blink first and every one of them prepared to retaliate.

    Now the media has a narrative that it all boils down to Donald Trump and “fine people on both sides.” They are too stubborn, too blind, too afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome to even begin to understand Trump’s references to civil people trying to work out differences of opinion in a civil manner.

    Charlottesville will mend. It mended after the 1968 riots fueled by outsiders. There is a tradition, a spirit, a culture, a sense of continuity in the 80% Democrat Charlottesville that keeps it from joining the Trotskyites in battering the Neo-Nazis. For all their profoundly liberal views, the people of Charlottesville have a sense of proportion. That is guided, not in the least, by a reverence for the great minds who have helped shape the place.

    But there is a continuing drive to upend Jefferson and smudge him out of history. Stay tuned.

    Comment by Heliotrope — August 17, 2017 @ 10:11 am - August 17, 2017

  12. Lefties: Please read every word of ILC’s profound post and come back with your documentation of anything you dispute in his detailed analysis. You won’t, of course, because you can not. And that is the point.

    The rule of law is not a bumper sticker cliché; it is how positive societies work out complicated challenges.

    Gawdawmighty, can you envision a society in which the cops respond to every bruised ego and the world is stopped until the boo-boo is all better?

    Comment by Heliotrope — August 17, 2017 @ 10:48 am - August 17, 2017

  13. Heliotrope, thanks. I needed a bit of self-control to not simply title the post “F— you, Retarded Leftie Mob”.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 17, 2017

  14. Do it! ILC. Trump the weenies.

    The “Orange Zero” went total Alinsky ridicule on the press at Trump Tower and they have gone full-peed-upon queens ever since. I sincerely hope he keeps it up. Someone needs to stick it to ’em without mercy.

    Furthermore, the Trump Derangement Syndrome will never give their punching bag an even break, so why should he even consider rising above them. Screaming “not Presidential” by a flock of not-journalists is farce.

    Comment by Heliotrope — August 17, 2017 @ 1:24 pm - August 17, 2017

  15. Do it! ILC. Trump the weenies.

    LOL 🙂 Well, the real point of this post at least, was the 1A. Better to keep that in focus.

    I loved the story about the 1A Wall, never heard it before. It needs to become a movement!

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 17, 2017 @ 1:33 pm - August 17, 2017

  16. can anybody think of one country where people lived in freedom that was founded by leftists(communists)?

    Comment by salg — August 17, 2017 @ 3:50 pm - August 17, 2017

  17. can anybody think of one country where people lived in freedom that was founded by leftists(communists)?

    The cemetery?

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — August 17, 2017 @ 5:29 pm - August 17, 2017

  18. […] is wrong, both on the facts (who were all the violent people) and on the Constitution (the First Amendment). But, whatever. The point here is, reading the tea leaves. Again, the rumor mill states it more […]

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