Saturday, October 14, 2006
New Definition of “Assault”
A Colorado man was arrested for “assaulting the vice president” because he said to Cheney’s face, “Your policies in Iraq are reprehensible,” and then walked away. I would call that exercising your right to free speech and “petition[ing] the government for a redress of grievances” (Amendment I). But a Secret Service agent didn’t see it that way, and arrested him. Although the charge was eventually dropped, it’s incredible that anyone would be arrested for this. But that’s Bush America.