May 6, 2012 Blumbers

Dost Thou Protest Too Much?

It is always a healthy sign when the First Amendment gets more exercise than I do. Times are hard and people are now protesting regularly. I am seeing an increasing number of protests at the events I cover. Outside the events are usually crowds shouting and waving signs. Inside, a protester usually stands up and shouts something or holds a sign before being removed by security. It is supposed to be disruptive but now it occurs like clockwork.

Perhaps we should formalize this process. Before an event begins, a protester arranges with the event organizer, they stand up, deliver their message, and then leave.

Another option is for protesters to hold their own event, invite the press, and of course arrange for other people protesting whatever they are doing.

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