I’ve been considering what kind of work to do, now that I’m retired. In checking the employment opportunities, I happened to come across the salaries being paid to activists for various causes. I was surprised to see the going wage is $12-$15 an hour. I now know what Donald Trump was talking about, while campaigning, when he referred to putting so many people back to work before he was even elected.
I’ve been wondering why there are so many people at protests and now know why. You can make more shouting profanities and raising obnoxious signs than you can flipping burgers. Of course this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
Frankly, I’m getting really tired of every group with a desire for change and political involvement, marching through our streets, cluttering them with litter, disturbing traffic areas, inconveniencing people, using every opportunity (including awards shows, etc.)to voice their opinions – not to mention destroying property and looting.
Protests were intended to be the people’s right to express, in a peaceful way, the things that they want to bring to someone’s attention. The fact that protestors are being paid to do this, defies reason – although it beats standing in an unemployment line or accepting welfare. I suppose if I took up a cause like “Senior Lives Matter” or “Standing up for Jesus”, I might consider it, but unfortunately those causes probably don’t pay a red cent.
The First Amendment does not provide the right to conduct an assembly at which there is a clear and present danger of riot, disorder, or interference with traffic on public streets, or other immediate threat to public safety or order. Statutes that prohibit people from assembling and using force or violence to accomplish unlawful purposes are permissible under the First Amendment.[
What are your thoughts on this?