Congress shall make no law
But your local municipality may require you to obtain a permit allowing you to peacefully assemble, to petition the government. And the supreme court says that these requirements for permits are okay. Because the state must be free to sanction free speech.
And without a permit to gather from the state, the state police are free to beat and pepper spray you, free to issue “lawful orders” for you to disperse, free to arrest you and deprive you of your liberty.
“Freedom is something you assume. And then you wait for someone to take it away from you. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free.”
We are slaves to the Constitution pretending to be free because our masters tell us to be.
We are slaves to the state because we don’t own the state. We only think we do.