Peaceably to Assemble
Over the past few months in 2020 there have been countless politicians, celebrities and sports figures, as well as media pundits, who have termed the demonstrations that have occurred in several U.S. cities as "peaceful protests."
What definition of peaceably - as in our First Amendment right "...peaceably to assemble" - are they using?
What dictionary, anywhere, provides their definition to match what anyone can, and does, see all over the Internet?
When are riots ever peaceably?
When is the utter destruction of property ever peaceably?
When is beating, maiming, or killing anyone peaceably?
After George Floyd, a black man, was killed by a white policeman, on video, in Minneapolis, the Black Lives Matter movement started protesting, and it became anything but peaceably. The mayhem that they started then spread to other American cities over the next few months.
In June, Vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris stated on national TV, “Everyone, beware. [Protestors] are not going to stop before Election Day in November and they’re not going to stop after Election Day,” Harris added that "they should not” and “we should not.”
More recently, according to Todd Starnes, "American flags have been burned at several protests and at least one video emerged out of Kenosha, Wis., that showed a woman yelling, 'Death to America' outside the city’s county courthouse as a flag burned."
Death to America?
All the while, people with a highly unusual definition of peaceably continued calling them "peaceful protests" or even denied anything was occurring.
When New York Congressman Jerry Nadler was asked, on video, about disavowing the violence in Portland caused by Antifa, Nadler's response (on video) was: "That's a myth."
That is, until the polls recently shifted.
Then, miraculously, some prominent Democrat politicians started calling for them to end.
The timing of that is certainly suspicious, to say the least.
After weeks and weeks of egging the rioters on, they all of a sudden, call for it to end.
Did politicians, celebrities, sports figures, and the Main Stream Media talking heads originally think that violent acts might gain them political advantage?
Here is the bottom line: at least for the elected officials who condoned and supported the violence being perpetrated...
Elected officials take an Oath of Office when after they are elected, and re-elected:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
Our First Amendment, in full, states: "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."
So, yes, they absolutely should support those people when they are gathering "peaceably to assemble."
However, our U.S. Constitution does NOT say, anywhere, people have the right to riot, to loot, to vandalize, to beat or kill people.
Yet, those things have been happening in America for weeks upon weeks.
Further, that act of encouraging the on-going violent protests goes counter to Article I Section 8 of our U.S. Constitution which says, specifically, that Congress is to "...suppress insurrections..."
To state again, there have been politicians approving and encouraging these protests all across our great country. Even raising money to bail them out of prison.
Those very politicians should be removed from office as they are not supporting and defending our U.S. Constitution. They are doing the exact opposite. They are inciting riot and rebellion.
Federal law, specifically 18 United States Code 1918, provides the penalties for violation of the Oath of Office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 and specifically includes: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.
That is what our U.S. Constitution and our U.S. Code state, yet it does not happen.
It is, therefore, left to We the People, to get it done.
"...in the hands of the people themselves."
And it can be done.
We the People must vote anyone out of office who is not actively and diligently supporting and defending our incredible U.S. Constitution and upholding the Rule of Law.
Know your rights. Protect your rights. Exercise your rights, especially your right to vote.
You, your family and friends can start by watching the award-winning In Search of Liberty Constitution movie. It is a great refresher or educational tool about our freedom, our rights, our liberty. Following the movie, check out the more in-depth study offered by Building Blocks for Liberty in their three-hour Constitution Boot Camp Streaming Home Edition or consider Constitutional attorney KrisAnne Hall's online Liberty First University.
After all, you must first know your rights to then defend your rights.
by Scott D. Welch, Patriot
Direct descendant of 8 Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War
Cousin of Patrick Henry