Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the freedom right to peaceably assemble enshrined in the First Amendment and the events that took place recently at the U.S. Capitol. The right to peaceably assemble was first asserted by the colonists when the British attempted to suppress this right. This eventually led to its incorporation into our Constitution. Barry Farah describes why peaceable assembly is good no matter how distasteful the ideas being promoted. Granting all people the right to share their ideas allows the best ideas to win. Barry Farah also outlines in this episode the recent events at the U.S. Capitol and describes how peaceful protesters were joined by those with a more violent intent. Join us on today’s episode as Barry Farah describes how peaceable assemblies, not violent ones, are the pathway to expressing our grievances. Check it out on your favorite podcast platform.
“There are 421 mentions of peace in the Bible, and they are explicitly from God.” (2:43)
“God desires for the community to be at peace in an assembly and therefore, He wants us to peaceably assemble.” (3:53)
“The freedom to assemble as protected gatherings from all across the board is good.” (8:15)
“Even if a gathering is dishonorable and the speech is distasteful, it’s worth protecting their right to peaceably assemble, so we can protect everyone ours.” (10:20)
“The freedom to peaceably protest has shaped and continues to shape America.” (12:54)