American Legion, First Amendment

This is from Editor & Publisher, published Aug. 24, 2005.

American Legion Declares War on Protesters — Media Next?

The American Legion, which has 2.7 million members, has declared war on antiwar protestors, and the media could be next. Speaking at its national convention in Honolulu, the group’s national commander called for an end to all “public protests” and “media events” against the war.

Then they take it a bit farther.

The delegates voted to use whatever means necessary to “ensure the united backing of the American people to support our troops and the global war on terrorism.”

So they fought in wars to defend our country and our Constitution which includes the right to free speech and to publicly assemble only to pass resolutions denying the right to free speech and public assembly.

Maybe we could start a mail campaign and send their headquarters copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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