Gee, another attack on free speech by the Trump Administration. It must be a day that ends with the letter “Y.”
Courtesy of The Hill:
The Trump administration is proposing to overhaul rules for protests in front of the White House and at other iconic locations in Washington, D.C., in an effort that opponents say is aimed at shutting down free speech.
The National Park Service’s (NPS) proposal, for which public comments are due by Monday, would close much of the sidewalk north of the White House to protests, limit the ability for groups to have spontaneous protests without permits in that area and on the National Mall and open the door to potentially charging some demonstrating groups fees and costs for their events.
The plan was released in August with little fanfare. But civil rights groups have been sounding alarm bells in recent days as the comment period comes to a close.
In making the proposal, the NPS cites its mandate to protect land, saying that it wants to “provide greater clarity to the public about how and where demonstrations and special events may be conducted in a manner that protects and preserves the cultural and historic integrity of these areas.”
Calling the press “the enemy of the people.”
Inciting violence against reporters.
And now attempting to quash the American people’s right to assemble peaceably in protest.
One might want to ask why Donald Trump hates the Bill of Rights so much?
Could you even imagine the backlash if President Obama had done even one of these things?