|Naked protest is the best kind.|
Today "the [U.S. House of Representatives] passed a bill ... that makes it illegal to protest at buildings or events where Secret Service are protecting someone. Rick Santorum was granted Secret Service protection today."
Let's call this the George W. Bush Memorial Keep Socialist/Commie Protesters Out of Sight and Quiet Bill. As you might recall, members of the Bush Administration, especially Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, regularly had protesters put behind wire fences and out of sight of the venues where they spoke. Cheney still insists that no protesters be visible when he speaks.
I think you know as well as I do that protesters--even subhuman species like the preacher who carries "God Hates Fags" signs at events like military funerals--have the Constitutional right of assembly and peaceful protest. It is a way of informing leaders that not all of us agree with them.
Somebody needs to remind those bozos in the House that this is a Republic and that protest is not only tolerated, but encouraged. Only those unsure of what they believe and afraid that the other side is correct would fear protests.