Virginia Congressional Representative Eric Cantor heartily supports freedom of religion, claiming it to be a guaranteed right in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. He does not note that the same First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and assembly.
Not only is Eric Cantor weak in his knowledge of the US Constitution, but he shows no knowledge of the history of the USA. The colonial “mobs” refused to buy stale tea from the monopoly granted by the King of England to the East India Tea Trading Company. The “mobs” crept aboard the East India Tea Company’s ships and dumped the tea into Boston Bay–thereby denying the super-rich in England a profit based on tax breaks for the rich and a monopoly given only to the rich.
The mobs in the USA were the men who stood at Lexington and Concord to “fire the shot heard around the world.” The mobs in the colonies fought the regulars to win freedom from England.
Cantor’s lack of education goes further. The mobs of Paris were tired of the bread monopoly and other monopolies given to court favorites since the reign of Louis XIV. The mobs of Paris invaded the Bastille in defiance of the corrupt government of Louis XVI. The mobs of Paris on July 14, 1789, determined who would represent them–those who understood what the word “represent” meant; those who were against the mobs were turned over to tribunals, with Louis XVI walking out to meet justice he denied others in his court.
Nicholas-Jacques Pelletier met justice for robbery with violence on the 25th of April 1792 in the Place de Greve. Eric Cantor should be subject to a similar justice for robbing the citizens of the USA their right to free speech, which for some was a clarion call for violence. Others who followed Pelletier included members of government who considered themselves above the law and who scorned the mobs who were the people of “the City” of Paris, for as Robespierre and his followers noted “no one is above the law” and “there is no right to a monopoly to limit or control workers.”
The State of New Hampshire has written into its Constitution the right of its citizens to initiate a revolution to overthrow an unresponsive, irresponsible government. Article 10 states: Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. This article must be incorporated into the Constitution of the USA and Cantor regularly reminded that he is neither king nor god but serves at the will of the people of the USA.