25 September 2012

Free Speech FTW

This won't take long...for a change.

There's a law now in Puerto Rico where protests that "interrupt or disrespect the Legislature and/or its legislative functions" carry an automatic 3-year prison sentence.

You read that correctly.  Just "dissing" these chancre-coated tapeworms is enough--according to them--to shut your ass in jail.  For 36 months.


They are wrong. Short of bodily harm or structural damage, ANY protest by citizens concerning the functions of ANY branch of government is protected by the 1st Amendment, as free speech and the right peaceful assembly. The whole raison d'etre of a protest is to draw attention to a perceived problem, so what other function does a government branch, agency, department or office that is more important than paying attention to its citizens--who OWN the government in the first place?

There is none. Case closed.

Here's the idea: take the so-called "massive protest" slated for someday in October, gather thousands of people (good luck with that) and then silently march the entire crowd into the Capitol building. All of them. Have them pack the place like a hot nightclub doing a Viagra 2-for-1 Happy Hour on a Saturday night. And coach each person to respond to any "official" inquiry/order/threat/mouth fart with a gentle "I am engaging in free speech. Thank you."

"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." -- Thomas Jefferson

This law is unjust; it is wrong and evil.

Let's show the pus-brained slimebags We elected what right is and who truly holds the power.

The Jenius Has Spoken.


David said...

And yet most people think there are more important matters at hand. Or so it seems. What have the muppets from the other parties said about this? Puerto Rico is about to enter Mubarak style democracy.

GCSchmidt said...

David, to become an "Egyptian democracy" would be a disaster, but then again, We're not that far from it. Sad to say that other parties have basically ignored this matter, probably because they want to use it when they get "in".