More than 90,000 say "no" to proposed National Park Service regulations
The National Park Service recently proposed highly restrictive regulations governing protest in public spaces of the nation's capital. In objection to the proposed rules, the Muste Institute submitted public comments. So did more than 90,000 individuals and organizations. This marks the first time the government seeks to have protesters pay to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceful assembly. The regulations are clearly unconstitutional. If passed might embolden some states to enact similar local legislation.