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A National Park Service Move That’s Un-American and Unconstitutional
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10/24/2018 at 5:43:09 PM GMT
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A National Park Service Move That’s Un-American and Unconstitutional

 By Petula Dvorak —

“Try saying it — the Doritos March on Washington for Freedom. The Red Bull Rally for Refugee Rights! How about the Stayfree Protest for Women? All wrong. But that’s where we’re headed if yet another piece of the American experiment goes to the highest bidder. The latest item up for grabs in the yard sale of our nation’s soul is the constitutional right to protest. The National Park Service is considering charging demonstrators for use of the Mall, among a menu of other exhaustive restrictions.

Everything from a small protest by teachers to a massive antiabortion march could cost thousands — even millions — of dollars to express First Amendment rights on land that the demonstrators, the taxpayers, already own. Crazy, right? The truth is, these events are huge disruptions to the city and a drain on tax dollars. Washington was paralyzed when hundreds of thousands of women and their supporters took over the Mall, the parks, the monuments, the streets during the Women’s March the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017.


To continue reading, visit the full article on The Washington Post’s website.

Dvorak, Petula. “A National Park Service Move That’s Completely Un-American and Unconstitutional.” The Washington Post.  (October 18, 2018). <>

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