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Pheven Yohannes

Hate groups should be allowed to have open


assemblies because it follows the 1st
Amendment, but it has to be according to the
limits.
 Right to open, peaceful assemblies
 Freedom to petition the government
 Freedom of speech
 Freedom of the press
 Freedom of religion
 Entitled to assemble and to speak and be heard
 Must remain nonviolent (no guns or weapons)
 Have respect for people’s speech, even if wrong
 Independence must come with rules or fees
 Must pay permit fee if is reasonable and officials do not
withhold the permit (“Freedom of Assembly” 2)
 Free-speech and assembly rights should not become more
costly even if marchers may elicit a hostile reaction
(“Freedom of Assembly” 3)
 Must remain nonviolent
 May not censor a particular viewpoint because they
disliked the content of the message (“Freedom of
Assembly” 2)
 May impose limitation on assembly rights
 Can’t take people’s rights away for their own pleasure even
if they don’t agree
 If it escalates, they are allowed to arrests and use force
 Goes with our first amendment
 To express our beliefs as Americans
 Should use the opportunity to impact others with our
strength as a country
 Listen to what others have to say
She was killed
in
Charlottesville,
Virginia
between armed
white
protesters.
 Can change people’s perspective and lives forever
 U.S Supreme Court did not recognize the importance of the right of
peaceful assembly
 “The right to peaceful assembly is a right cognate to those of free
speech and free press and is equally fundamental”
 The 1973 case between De Jonge and the state of Oregon (“ Freedom
of Assembly”)
 Protects peaceful, not violent assembly
 Must be a “clear and present danger”
 The high purpose can easily be sacrificed
 Assembly right must be respected even for those we
disagree
 Yes, hate groups should have open assemblies
 Must be nonviolent and clear that it is
 Weapons must not be present
 Respect other people’s rights
 Government officials may impose limitation
Barjas, Joshua “Charlottesville Violence Prompts ACLU to Change Policy on
the Hate Groups Protesting with Guns.” PBS Public Broadcasting Service,
18 Aug. 2017. 19 Oct. 2017.
“Freedom of Assembly” Lincoln, www.lincoln.edu/hr/Assembly.htm 10 Nov.
2017.
Goldwag, Aruther. The New Hate: a History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist
right. Pantheon Books, Random House, Inc. 2012.
Simi, Pete and Robert Futrell. “American Swastika” Inside the white power
movements. Hidden space for Hate Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield
Publishers Inc. 2016.