Yes, you read that headline right. Cornel West, noted American Philosopher and Civil Rights proponent, was arrested for protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Did you know that it is illegal to hold political signs on the steps of the Supreme Court? Neither did I, until I read this (see link). Excuse me, but isn’t the Supreme Court supposed to uphold the Constitution and isn’t freedom of speech the FIRST amendment? How can it be ILLEGAL to protest ANYWHERE?
The Westboro Baptist Church – you know, those bigoted haters – are allowed to PROTEST at the FUNERALS of AMERICAN SOLIDERS! It is THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT. This was upheld by the Supreme Court!
But, American Citizens are not allowed to protest against the Supreme Court decisions – such as the one where they declared Corporations to be human? How is that possible in America? How can that be in our great country?