[quote][i]Originally posted by Bugg[/i]@Jan 5 2004, 04:42 PM
[b] So, had "right wing zealots" blocked President Clinton's limo at an appearance, you'd have been all right with that? You can't run any government like that. No one is saying they can't protest, merely that they had to stay in a specific area. Speech is limited in many ways. Your idea that all speech should be completely without any limits isn't realistic, no matter who the president is. [/b][/quote]
Who's talking about blocking the president's car?
We're just talking about the right to hold a sign with a message on it. Something the United States Constitution specifically guarantees!
Of course there are constitutional limits on free speech, like the famous shouting fire in a crowded theatre. But the right to have your protest heard is fundamental. The concept of "free speech zones" would be abhorent to our founding fathers.
Slowly but surely the Spirit of '76 is being smothered in the United States and its tragic.