Participants in the gathering don’t necessarily agree on every policy issue, but they do agree on one thing: that their right to assemble and express political views is protected by the U.S. and Wisconsin Constitutions and should not require that the government against which they are dissenting should regulate their speech and assembly by an administrative permitting process.It's priceless. A coalition of people who object to the policy direction Wisconsin's duly elected (and re-elected upon recall) Republican governor and legislators set for the state have been singing, regularly, loudly, and off-key inside the state capitol. There's now a singing permit, which some supporters of the governor duly obtained, to sing their own loud and off-key songs.
What amuses is that free-speech zones are in place in places such as Canada, California, and most state universities, despite their obvious mockability.
Apparently limiting dissent from the orthodoxy is more important than constitutional principle, whether in DeKalb or in Madison.