Pelosi: You Can't Yell 'Wolf' In A Crowded Theater

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Unfortunately, she mixed up a few words, saying that the U.S. Constitution doesn't permit people to yell "wolf" in a crowded theater.

The National Park Service recently announced that a right-wing rally by the group Patriot Prayer can go forward Saturday at federally owned Crissy Field in San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Bridge.

"My hope is the park service would not allow these elements to use a national park to spew forth their venom", Pelosi said in the interview.

"How could the Park Service justify denying that organization their free speech rights?"

Second, while we want law enforcement to protect people, it is also required to protect liberty.

According to the Daily Caller, Pelosi misquoted Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who presided over the landmark free speech case, Schenck v. If there actually were a wolf in a theater, it would be 100 percent legal to let people know about said wolf, just as it's 100 percent legal to yell "fire" in a crowded theater if there's actually a fire. When she speaks, it means something.

Finally, while the law obviously prohibits any member of the alt-right or any other group from engaging in violent acts, the Constitution does not permit the state to shut down an event simply because other people threaten the speaker.

Patriot Prayer considers itself a First Amendment rights group, whereas critics like Mrs. Pelosi consider it a danger to civil society.

But it sure is to Pelosi, whose grip on the First Amendment appears a bit shaky.

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