The National Park Service is asking for the public’s opinion on proposed revisions to Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 7.96 for the National Mall, President’s Park and other national parks in the Washington, D.C. area, proposing a First Amendment permit for those locations.
Yes, you read that right a “First Amendment permit” with regulations is being proposed in Washington D.C., which could potentially set a precedent for anyone who wants to stand up for a cause elsewhere in the United States.
The Park Service states that the modifications would maintain opportunities for people to hold special events and exercise their right to demonstrate while proposing ridiculous regulations that are meant to “protect the iconic landmarks, views and grounds for use and enjoyment of citizens and visitors from around the globe.”
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Clearly, such a regulation would be unconstitutional:
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.
As long as we are "peaceably" assembling, there should be no problem, right?
Or does everyone now assume that whenever "white supremacists" (a.k.a. patriotic people) meet there will be violence?
This nation has gone completely off the rails. Here is my public opinion:
STICK YOUR PROPOSED REGULATION WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE !!!