Apparently Democratic State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson believes the participants of the Solidarity Sing Along should get a permit to exercise their rights to free speech and assembly.
Senator Larson was asked the question “Do I have the right to individually petition my Government, and do I lose that right if other individuals are simultaneously petitioning their Government as well?”
Chris Larson: “Yeah, I mean, it’s a heck of a question?.Um, I’ve done my best to steer clear. I think there’s a lot of folks in the public who are out there in wanting to make their voices heard directly, uh, against the Walker administration. Look, you’ve heard me for the last, what, 10 minutes now? So you know I’m no fan of the Governor, of the Republicans on where they stand on issues, and I speak, uh, with the platform that I have as the Senate Minority Leader, and I think those folks that are choosing to, uh, use their platform as members of the public and banding together, um, are doing it their way. And I don’t think they necessarily want, uh uh, a politician to chime in on it. Um, I do think the Walker administration’s going a little bit far, and are acting very childish with the enforcement of what the judge said, uh, is needed. Where they say 20 or more gathering need to have a permit”.
Dom: “Do you thing they need to have that permit Chris? I’m sorry to interrupt. Do you think these singers have the right to be there to sing and protest each day without a permit?”
Chris Larson: “Well, if you’re going to put me on the spot, no, I do think they should have a permit.”
You can listen to the complete broadcast here.
He has already unfriended me on Facebook for tagging him in the following comment on a friend’s page. “Count me out on cheering for Chris Larson during the Ironman this weekend. He just said the Solidarity Sing Along should get a permit. #unintimidated ” I think some signs might be in order for our dear Senator this Sunday. He will be wearing #1355.
If you’d like to hear Chris Larson share his belief that the participants of the Solidarity Sing Along should get a permit, Larson’s comments start at about 22:45 into his appearance on The Devil’s Advocates.