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Protest, n. A check on abuse of power emphatically protected in the
Bill of Rights, granting freedom of speech and the right to peaceably
assemble. The people who established these most pre-eminent and vital
of amendments to the United States Constitution realized that corrupt
regimes shield themselves from correction and reform by making
speaking out against the government a punishable offense. Thus one of
the Founding Fathers declared the importance of freedom of speech in
the words, "I disagree with what you say, sir, but I will fight to the
death for your right to say it." Today the torch is honorably carried
by the Democratic Party and the American Civil Liberties Union, who
vigorously defend the rights to freedom of speech and peaceable
assembly, provided that they are not exercised in a manner that
involves protesting an abortion clinic.

-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary



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