Quincy, Illinois Police Department Releases Gestapo On Tea Party Grannies
In the U.S. we are supposed to have the right to peaceably assemble. It was guaranteed to us by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
A disturbing incident happened yesterday in Quincy, Illinois when two local Tea Party groups gathered to show their support for the U.S. Constitution. As they began singing the Star Spangled Banner, they were marched upon by Quincy, Illinois police dressed in riot gear. Many of these Tea Party people were older grandmothers and the police were undoubtedly sent there to intimidate them. It was a heartbreaking sight to see in our America - a line of Gestapo-looking police facing down peaceably assembled families.
After the event, the Quincy Police Department reported the Tea Party people as disorderly and willfully disobeying commands from the police. That police report was obviously not true, unless the police consider anti-Obama speech as disorderly conduct. Everything was captured on video by various participants.
This is serious and dangerous stuff. The role of the police in America is supposed to "protect" the people. This was an attempt by government to separate citizens from the police, to make the people fear the power of government. The police officers involved were abusing their power, and in the long run they were harming themselves, for the people will no longer respect their leadership.
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In addition, at the same time that Quincy, Illinois ordered their Riot Police to stand down a gaggle of Tea Party grandmothers, there are sons and daughters of America risking lives and limbs in a foreign land to keep us free. Many of these soldiers have family members who are Tea Party supporters. If we are no longer free, what are our military forces fighting for? Perhaps we need our soldiers to come home and protect our freedoms here under threat from our own government.