from the off-to-the-races dept
We noted that one of the big fears with a Trump presidency is what it would mean for the First Amendment, and kicking it off by attacking both the freedom of the press and the right of assembly in one go (also, with the bizarre claim of "professional protestors" -- which, you know, if it were true, wouldn't need "inciting" by the press) should be deeply concerning to anyone who supports the First Amendment. There were going to be protests no matter how this election turned out. That was a given. A President who was truly focused on bringing the country together would recognize the concerns and grievances, not attack them and deny their rights.
As (of all people?!?) Ryan Adams correctly noted to Trump in a response tweet: "you work for them now. You're hired. You work for all Americans now [and] your JOB is to DEFEND their RIGHT to protest." He's absolutely right. In particular, the oath that Donald Trump will take in a few months is that he will "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." He talked a lot about the 2nd Amendment on the campaign trail. He should familiarize himself with the 1st.