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"It’s no accident that the Bill of Rights begins with the guarantee of freedom of speech and assembly."

Actually, it is. The slate of amendments presented to the states on September 25, 1789 had twelve proposals. The first proposal revised the apportionment of the House of Representatives; it has not been ratified and is still technically before the states. The second proposal required an election of the House of Representatives before any change in Congressional compensation could go into effect; it was finally ratified in 1992 as the 27th Amendment.

What became the First Amendment was actually the third item presented to the states. That it became the First Amendment was purely coincidental. I would expect a legal scholar to know that.
Posted by TechBear on April 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
slade 2
Seems occupy Seattle is as dumb as the tax paid lawyers who get paid to screw higher education? they are as smart as Olympia and Washington law? But if you go to protest in Olympia or a Federal Building or a Federal Reserve Bank?

Be sure the police will enforce the "law".

So hard to stereo type piles of dung?
Posted by slade on April 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
NaFun 3
@2 you sound as unhinged and ranty as sgt doom. Wtf are u on about?
Posted by NaFun on April 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 4
I dunno, NaFun. Nothing he's written has made any sense to me since his first post. This is just more of the same.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on April 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM · Report this
lilmonster206 5
Is the Board of Trustees meeting open to the public? Anyone know where it will be held?
Posted by lilmonster206 on April 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM · Report this
lilmonster206 6…

Found the link. If you want to go to the meeting, it's at Seattle Central (broadway Performance Hall, I think), and visitor sign in starts at 3.
Posted by lilmonster206 on April 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM · Report this
OuterCow 7
@1 Thanks, TechBear.
Posted by OuterCow on April 12, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 8
@2 seems to think that free speech is anti-American. Maybe Russia is calling?
Posted by Will in Seattle on April 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM · Report this
slade 9
@8 I would not push my free speech on your kids that you and they pay out the nose for a education and bet your ass there would be no churches or Military recruiters or politypiggys having access on Slade University Campus Klick's
Posted by slade on April 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM · Report this
slade 10
No! No aggressive panhandler either or Crack heads or anything that is not about education. No damn Internet sevice sales men or junk food sales men.
Posted by slade on April 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 11

The point of the Right To Assembly is that its supposed to be an Assembly for a reason. However, Occupy, because it based itself firmly in the trippy mind screws of the 1968 movements, refused to state what it was for or what its goal was. Therefore it not an "assembly" as in "assembling" or building something out of human ideas, but just a motley crew of diffident losers.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http:// on April 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM · Report this
JF 12
The ACLU is like my fucking father: consistently telling me I can't do shit for some reason I'll never fully understand.
Posted by JF on April 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM · Report this

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