i. First Amendment activity
must align with The Preamble:
While many people believe that the First Amendment allows people to say “any speech”, it is important to remember that – as with all rights – everything that happens within the Constitution must align with The Preamble. Think about the words before you say them, “Will this promote the general welfare? Will this provide for the common defense?” If your words are serving to turn one group of people against another, then your speech is not protected by the First Amendment: it may be a violation of 18 U.S.C. §241Conspiracy against rights. That goes the same for the Second Amendment, and so on. The time for the “Democrats vs. Republicans!” movie is over: our country has been too divided. Wild Willpower’s National Plan is being built by the people.
“A restriction on the amount of money a person or group can spend on political communication during a campaign necessarily reduces the quantity of expression by restricting the number of issues discussed, the depth of their exploration, and the size of the audience reached. This is because virtually every means of communicating ideas in today’s mass society requires the expenditure of money. The distribution of the humblest handbill or leaflet entails printing, paper, and circulation costs. Speeches and rallies generally necessitate hiring a hall and publicizing the event. The electorate’s increasing dependence on television, radio, and other mass media for news and information has made these expensive modes of communication indispensable instruments of effective political speech.”
Because most incorporated municipalities (“Cities”) require you to purchase a commercial permit in order to be able to set up a booth & do outreach, be prepared to speak with officers who may approach you. Important! Be sure to download & read this