Shutting down freedom of assembly in US is a dangerous path

Bill HR 347 was recently passed in the US by nearly all of the house of congress and signed by the president.

Bill HR 347 was recently passed in the US by nearly all of the house of congress and signed by the president. It restricts freedom of assembly and speech, totally contrary to the US constitution, with long prison sentences for people assembling and protesting in places the authorities find inconvenient.

Right on cue, Dick Cheney, former vice-president of the US, declared that Canada is too unsafe for him to visit because we don’t have similar laws restricting freedom of assembly and speech. Did our right-wing wannabe dictators ask him to say this, I wonder.

Look for similar legislation in our parliament soon, for spring is coming and this has been unofficially called the anti-occupy law.

Keith Newberry

Slocan