Protesters block the road to Donald Trump rally near Phoenix - The Washington Post: "Saturday afternoon, scores of protesters temporarily blocked the entrance to the Tucson Convention Center, chanting “Shut it down!” and preventing supporters from entering a Trump rally there."
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I just don't think this is right. I understand and agree with the importance of free speech. But there is nothing about blocking access to a campaign event which is free speech in my mind. If you must, show up with your friends. Show up with your signs. Wave and chant and sing songs. These are valid forms of free speech. But if you are preventing someone from going to an event they want to attend. You are infringing on their free right to listen to the speech they choose. You are damaging the right of the person putting forth the speech. And yes, Donald Trump has said some mean things. Even something which could be racist. But until a court of law says otherwise, he still has freedom of speech.
This is not democracy in my opinion. You state your opinion at the ballot box. I'd be willing to bet many of those protesting won't bother to take the step of voting.