Tuesday, August 12, 2008


A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week in Denver that, even though protesters' free speech rights will be damaged, "national security" justifies the government's plan to restrict parade permits to end 3 hours before the Democratic Party convention begins. Further, protesters will be kept away from the convention center, allowed only into chain link fenced cages 700 feet from the center's door. Reportedly, the cages won't be wrapped over the top with barbed wire, as they were at the last DNC in Boston. The "freedom cages" will be ringed by police and concrete barriers, and, as of today, huge media tents are being erected between the cages and the convention.


At August 12, 2008 12:38 PM, Anonymous robbie said...

Uh, Democrats? And you wonder why everyone on the left doesn't support you?

At August 12, 2008 7:42 PM, Anonymous Equal Protection Clause said...

Since demonstrators were caged last time around in 2004, it's only fair that the Democrats hold their convention inside freedom cages this round in 2008. Same goes for the RNC. The time is long overdue that politicians enjoy the same freedoms under the same conditions as the remainder of the country.

At August 13, 2008 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, here!


At August 14, 2008 2:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats - always there to protect and welcome Free Speech.. NOT! Obama's web site, You Tube site, Facebook and MYspace sites
have full time censors that filter
blogger comments. Obama claims to protect our civil liberties...Free speech, yeah...right!

After renewing the Patriot act in 2006 and voting for FISA in June, no one should be shocked. He's got a pattern of hypocrisy!


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