[Ed.: I am assuming that she is sarcastic here.] Right. Citizens absolutely do NOT surrender their civil rights- ever, ever, ever. No matter that [there is a high profile news story emergency]. No matter that in national emergencies people do not necessarily think straight and may just use [inappropriate words] when they shouldn't. No matter that the common good and public safety are more important at times than individual rights. There just are times when, as communities, people should pull together to do the right thing and help out. But apparently not to the [free speech] guys. They have to have their [right to spew inflammatory offensive rhetoric] at all times even if they themselves can be dangerous. There just is no common sense when it comes to the common good for the [free speech] rights advocates.
But when we know we can prevent [emergencies] by not allowing people to shoot their [mouths] or even temporarily ban the use of [megaphones, parades, or public gatherings], why would we not do that? Consider the alternative which is spelled out clearly in the articles above. These emergency measures are there for good reasons. But the [ACLU] doesn't trust government. The [ACLU] wants the minority of folks who [petition the government for redress of grievances] and carry [megaphones] to determine public safety rather than the people who are actually charged with doing so for the good of our communities. There are obviously two sides to this issue. One only cares about individual rights, period. The other cares about what's good for all. People do have a right to be safe from man made disasters. Never mind what's good for us all. The [ACLU] is pushing its' views and inserting them into other laws. In my state of Minnesota, one of the provisions of the [Say] First bill, now vetoed by Governor Dayton, was to stop the state from temporary [free speech bans] in national emergencies. People are busy with other concerns in national emergencies. People are distraught and emotional. Do we really think it would have been a good idea for the folks trapped in the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina to have [megaphones] inside? Terrible idea for obvious reasons. We do have the awful incident of officers [saying false lies about] shooting innocent Black people during the deluge in New Orleans and the lawsuit that followed. Corruption and violence perpetrated by police officers should not be tolerated. It just adds to the mistrust that some have of law enforcement...
But in times of national emergencies, I trust in law enforcement and the government to carry out their charge to keep us safe. I don't believe there are ulterior motives when law enforcement invokes rules to temporarily restrict the [right of the people to peaceably assemble or say their minds]. They have the interest of the public in mind and that is their job. To undermine that, as the [ACLU] does in these cases, is to cause more potential harm to the community. It is for the common good.
How about those stupid obnoxious outdated Constitutional "guidelines" prohibiting the government from quartering soldiers in your house even if they really need to in an emergency, busting down doors to search for contraband/revenue enhancers without any sort of probable cause, or holding people indefinitely without trial? How about all those unreasonable weenies at the ACLU that whine that the stupid 5th amendment would prohibit the police from rounding up the "usual suspects" and using some "enhanced interrogation techniques" to get answers but only when we really really need to?
Ah, its just too easy.