Last night’s rioting probably did not make history. But this election is the first time since the establishment of free speech under the Constitution of the United States of America that candidates are not being permitted to speak to the American people under the disguise of “Democracy in Action.” Bernie Sanders had a similar problem, although ironically, he had protesters at last night’s rally. Barack Obama has sworn to uphold the Constitution and that includes the right of free speech. I hope he will take this oath seriously.
According to the news media, MoveOn.org has taken responsibility for organizing the interruption of the rally and for stopping Donald Trump from having the right to speak.
I wonder if shutting down a candidate is what they, and other organizations represented there, really want? Do they even have a clue about what democracy really is?
Other nations have had to cancel not only free speech rallies, but elections, due to mob violence by those who do not want democracy. Zanzibar is one. There are thirty nations around the world where leaders must belong to a certain religion and the opposition faces violence when they resist. Many third-world countries cannot have free elections due to violence. Some predict that free elections are over in the USA. Is this really what the protesters want?
What will those represented in the protest crowd say if asked “Will you support free speech and free elections in the USA?” What will moveon.org say? What will Bernie Sanders say? (Many in the crowd were holding Bernie Sander’s signs.) How will liberal professors at UIC respond?
I am not a Donald Trump supporter, but I certainly support his right to speak and run for president of the United States of America.