Archive for April 2nd, 2009
“In addition to the cash, I was carrying Campaign for Liberty literature and I was carrying Ron Paul bumper stickers, so my immediate thought was these guys already know about what I do and where I work and they are probably aware of the MIAC report… maybe I shouldn’t say something right away,” Steve Bierfeldt, a Campaign for Liberty worker, tells Judge Andrew Napolitano.
The British authorities seemed to have little problem with allowing a group of violent black bloc anarchists to smash up the RBS building while provoking police yesterday, despite the group announcing their target in advance, yet a legitimate anti-poverty organization has had its “accreditation” to protest at the G20 removed on the orders of Downing Street.
This once again underscores the completely undemocratic power of the government to decide who is allowed to protest against them and who is not. When you have to get permission from the government to exercise a God-given right, as in China or Russia, then we know we are already living in a police state. The freedom to protest is not one that has to be “accredited” by the state, a license to protest as it were, it is an innate human right.