The National Park Service is considering a new regulation to require protest organizers to pay for the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation’s capital.

Protesters already do so. Those fees are called taxes. The First Amendment says:

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. (emphasis added)

Abridge means to reduce in scope. Charging citizens to peaceably assemble and petition the government is a violation of the First Amendment.

Unlike the political parties, I fight for all rights, no matter which party is in office.

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