Contrary to popular belief, the First Amendment protects the individual from Government. It does not protect individuals from businesses, nor other individuals or groups of individuals.
If you do not like what the Government is doing, you have the right to assemble or “petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That means, go to Congress, go to the White House, or City Hall, but, do not interfere with private businesses or the right of other individuals to go to work, travel, go shopping, or, to simply enjoy a football game.
Thomas Jefferson said it best, rightful liberty is “unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. . .”
When you interfere with other people’s right to pursue happiness, you are either ignorant of what it truly means to be an American, or, you are just rude, obnoxious, and, have no respect for yourself or others.
Unfortunately, most individuals are ignorant due to their compulsory schooling or indoctrination, which has been controlled by the power-elites, who are global progressive-socialists. This indoctrination continues through college; and, is reinforced by the elite-media.
If we desire to improve things, we need to separate Education and State. Teach our children to be self-reliant and respectful; and, educate them about the Constitution our Founders gave us; not the majoritarian Constitution we now have after the last 100 years of reinterpretation, making us slaves of those who are in control of government.
But, as Voltaire stated, “It is difficult to free fools from chains they revere.”
Dum spiro, spero—While I breathe I hope.
Robert G. Beard Jr., C.P.A., C.G.M.A., J.D., LL.M.