How would you like to be the FBI agent that has go undercover to bust these perps? Poor guy.
A couple of decades ago the main-stream media exposed NAMBLA's existence and showed many of their live meetings (yes, they do/did in fact meet live). They use to exercise their "right" to assemble at public libraries. They would simply apply to public libraries (such as Boston Public) and would get a meeting room. The media showed many walk-in intrusions of their meetings with cameras running.
These fkrs would then cover their faces and practically crawl under the tables.
Ok NAMBLA can't have free speech, then immigrants, then the unemployed, then minorities, then anyone who disagrees with the states position. Think I'm exaggerating? Look up "The Alien and Sedition Act" or read about the Japanese internment, or Sacco Vanzetti, etc etc etc. The list goes on. They have the right to say whatever they what, however they should be limited on when and where they can say it. I think thats an appropriate balance. Not complete freedom, but not censorship either.
And for the record, I hate NAMBLA as well, don't think I'm defending them, just their rights as Americans, not matter how much it makes me cringe.
In the USA, freedom of speech found/defined limitation through several recent cases; The most powerful and altering being statutory, regulatory and case precedent against anti-abortion activity. The anti-abortionist are severely
limited in what, how and where they can communicate their message. What it all boils down to with their issue is that they make the people involved feel uncomfortable with their actions, careers and decisions.
First amendment rights are also limited by US Sup Ct decisions regarding child-porn (thank God!!!).
Recent anti-terrorism statutes and administrative regs provide for dramatic action against any individual who utter words that could be construed as threatening or indicate a conspiracy to do harm.
So there ARE in fact limits. NAMBLA could and should be limited similarly. We are in fact a nation of laws and rights. We also utilize "reasonable man" discernment regarding interpretation of these rights and laws.
The way I see it is that the NAMBLA org and
its members could EASILY be prosecuted for conspiracy to commit (fill in a perp crime)
. Just try and find a prosecutor with guts enough to do it.
They could also be constrained in their communications in ways identical
to those used against the anti-abortionists.
(WOW...and I got through that without raging or criminal threatening....the meds must be working...Larry will be so proud)