Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Friday AND Happy Halloween!

How great is this? It's Friday and it is Halloween. On top of it, the "treat" of the day is this immacualte weather. As for the "trick" of the day, Chicago's Critical Mass will ride tonight from Chicago's Daley Plaza.

While the subject of a lot of scorn from drivers and the impatient, in my opinion the Critical Mass movement is a great example of the effectiveness of non-violent protest and an exercise of the 1st Amendment. While many Americans can readily tell you that the 1st Amendment provides for Freedom of Speech, they forget that our founding fathers also wanted to protect our ability to freely assemble and to protest government policies.

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