The First Amendment does not give us the right to speak wherever and whenever we want. While I share (to some extent) her doubts about Obama’s birthplace, she did not have the right to interrupt a session of Congress with her outburst. Her message was not inappropriate, but the manner, time and place in which she delivered it was.
What if every visitor decided to yell out things during the reading? How about the protestors who interrupted Palin and McCain's speeches at the RNC? What if a bunch of gay marriage advocates show up in your church and start shouting homosexualist, anti-Christian slogans, during the entire service? Is all that speech protected by the First Amendment?
If a lefty had interrupted the reading shouting some left wing comment, I think nearly everyone here would support her arrest. We should be consistent. Of course, civil disobedience is a legitmate form of activism, but one should expect to be arrested if one engages in it.
I agree with your statement, but this was not the time and place to arrest someone. Maybe kick her out.
I would not support their arrest. And especially not if she was reciting the Constitution. I would always give more leeway for idiocacy at a political event, then some nonpolitical private event.
She did NOT address the birthplace, she commented on the NBC issue. She's been in front of the W.H. for a long time with her message!!!
What and where would be a more appropriate place to tell the truth???
Well at least she didn’t shoot people from the gallery, like some Left Wing radicals did, whom were pardoned by Bill “the bent one” Clinton.