8-20-10: Redress of Grievances, State Liquor Store

on Friday the 20th I headed down to Concord, New Hampshire as there was to be a protest known as a “Redress of Grievances” levelled at the State of New Hampshire over their asinine laws regarding prohibition, in this case of marijuana. Over 30 people showed up to protest the idea of the State of New Hampshire selling one drug by using its monopoly privilege and at the same time, around the state, using their monopoly on the use of force to cage people guilty of doing no more than choosing which drug they like best for themselves.

I arrived and saw that the State had taken interest in the protest as well. I followed two black suits from the parking lot towards the protest. There were about 6 watchers in total, from the two or 3 liquor enforcement stationed at the front window, to the black vehicle that the enforcers strolled out to in the parking lot to get orders or discuss strategy. Fortunately, these would be aggressors chose not to inflict harm on peaceful protesters this day.

Pamphlets were handed out, discussing reasons that marijuana prohibition doesn’t work. The crowd was well received, customers were quick to praise the efforts. Lots of honks were heard on the way out, with one person even lighting up as he entered the onramp.

One thing of note, the following photo I took:

You win an invisible prize if you can guess what this area is blocked off for. I was giving these bureaucrats benefit of the doubt. Of course no person can tell another person that they don’t have the freedom to protest the government on public property, not with any sort of legitimacy. The US Constitution supposedly protects these rights to each and every citizen. I had at first heard what sounded like a silly conspiracy theory. This area surely was to protect the dry land from being trampled by protesters, customers, and dogs defecating right? The small patch of land was on a hill, and they were protecting it to help the grass to return.

Then that conspiracy theory was solidified as no longer theory. I was informed that this area was, in fact, a free speech zone. An area that government declares you are allowed to protest the government. Unfortunately for the government, we laughed it off and even took photos and video of the area, mocking those bureaucrats who had hoped they could control the freedom of speech this day. In other words, it was a fantastic joke, and thank you State of New Hampshire bureaucrats for giving us all a good laugh.

for more on this event, and more in the future. . . I sincerely ask you to check out the video below by friend and super activist Jason Talley. This well edited and created video is worth the watch. If you like it, I hope you would subscribe, comment, like, and share with others.

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4 Responses to 8-20-10: Redress of Grievances, State Liquor Store

  1. Bob Constantine says:

    Nice. I guess the defecating dogs can have our free speech zone back now that we’re gone.

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