American mass protests, widespread through the US, have become a distinct characteristic of the 20th and 21st century by Americans involved in civil engagement. Each of the top ten attended mass protests have occurred since 1963 and four of the top five have occurred since Donald Trump took office.
In case you haven’t read the clause recently, here it is: The right to assembly is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution: Congress shallmake no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
When the government sends armed police to break-up and or arrest peaceful demonstrations by Americans, something is going terribly wrong…
150 years ago, this is how we were treating immigrants.. History repeating itself….
Starving and apparently, disease ridden, these immigrants were seeking refuge from the their home country. Many Americans rebelled against this. They were afraid they would take American Jobs and strain the Welfare system. They were thought to bring crime with them and they were thought to be rapists. But worst of all, they were the despised Irish….
June 17, 1930 President Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill, ushering in a new era of protectionsim/isolationism. The Republican sponsored bill placed tariff’s on minerals, chemicals, textiles and farm goods. These tariff’s amplified the emerging American Depression that lasted until we entered WWII in 1942. ~~~