"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."You think you have freedom of speech? Think again.
This journalism student, Andrew Meyer, who attended the University of Florida forum, was asking a question of Senator John Kerry - and then taken away by police and tasered allegedly when he did not yield the floor.
While the scuffle ensued, Senator John Kerry, did nothing but tell everyone to "cool down".
Sen. Kerry did not request that the police let the fellow continue to speak, nor did he otherwise intervene. Shame on him!
Everyone else looks on as well, and no one speaks up despite this fellow's rights being denied before their eyes.
Are we so afraid of the police that we will not insure that our rights are not denied? What exactly was this fellow's crime here? That he didn't shut up? Quite frankly I would have liked to hear Sen. Kerry's answers to those questions.
No... instead what is happening now is that this young man is being vilified as a prankster and troublemaker.
Even if this guy was acting for the benefit of the cameras, and even if he is a known "class clown", this display is outrageous and that no one else stood up and verbally protested this from happening is just beyond me.
So remember: do not resist arrest if you are doing nothing wrong and breaking no law and you should be fine.
Welcome to the Police State.
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