Friday, December 02, 2011

Walker’s New Plan: Charge Protesters Big Money | TPMDC

Since money=speech in the Walkerstan Universe, it only makes sense to charge for the right to speak.

But there is that annoying business first:

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."

Wisconsin Constitution: "The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged."
I suppose with enough of their people on the Supreme Court they'll be able to find a work around.

In the meantime, King Scott is making plans and calling for his fiddlers three.

Walker’s New Plan: Charge Protesters Big Money | TPMDC

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is rolling out a new strategy to deal with the waves of protests that have fallen upon the state Capitol, ever since he rolled out his anti-public employee union legislation, and which have given rise to the recall campaigns targeting him and other Republicans: Make the protesters pay for all the costs of the increased event security.

As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, the Walker administration announced the new policy on Thursday, and it will be phased in by Dec. 16. Under the policy, groups of four or more people must request permits at least 72 hours in advance, for events at the state Capitol or other state buildings.

1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Are you advocating that any group of people can go in, and slop up our Capitol building and surrounding grounds, without consequence?

If you are, it demonstrates, perfectly, why government will never be a good steward of resources.