Written by Team Fr33dom member Sarah Bales…
Team Fr33dom was busy this past Saturday in the world of Bay Area activism. We started our day with some local LP folks at the Day of Resistance Rally in Pacifica, CA. The Day of Resistance rally was a nationwide event protesting infringement on our Second Amendment rights.
After a few action packed hours at the Day of Resistance rally, we were off to the Bradley Manning rally in San Francisco. The Bradley Manning rally was also a nationwide event protesting Bradley Manning’s imprisonment of 1,000 days without trial and his detention in general. Manning, an American hero and whistleblower is being detained because he is accused of leaking classified material which included video of the United States government committing war crimes on the website, WikiLeaks while serving as an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq.
A majority of the participants at the Day of Resistance rally were right leaning, neo-conservative types who were in support of Manning’s detention. A majority of the Bradley Manning rally participants were left leaning liberals who support strict gun control (or as we like to call it, “victim disarmament”). What both parties fail to recognize is the fact that they’re actually protesting the same thing: overbearing government who is infringing on our constitutional rights. Both sides have utterly incongruent messages.
This is not a buffet, we can’t just pick and choose specific constitutional rights to support.
We must support them all!