Together in solidarity is how we fight to protect our rights!
The freedom of association is an American right, not a privilege!
The freedom of association is an American right, not a
privilege. An individual is not guilty of a crime that they did not participate
in or play a part in. Simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time,
regardless of the ultimate outcome of this incident, does not justify
incarceration or excessively punitive bail for 170+ individuals.
Thomas Paul Landers like many others is being charged with organized crime
and being held on $1 million bail because of exercising his fundamental rights
of association and expression. The purpose for Mr. Landers presence at Twin
Peaks was purely political in nature as Mr. Landers is, irrefutably, a prominent
motorcycle rights advocate in Texas and Across America.
It is unjust to sacrifice an individual's access to due
process and the right to free association for the purpose of prosecutorial
convenience. The scope of the tragedy does not usurp absolute and fundamental
freedoms demanded by the constitution. Promoting fear to justify draconian
actions is untenable and deplorable.
The deprivations occurring in Texas are impacting the
doctrine of freedom everywhere. Justice demands the immediate release of Thomas
Paul Landers and others! Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is not a
crime. Punishing people because they were responsibly gathering to participate
in the democratic process sends the wrong message to Texas and the nation.
Remember, even in the face of tragedy, those that sacrifice freedom for safety
deserve neither. And this is incontrovertibly an issue of freedom of expression
and association in a free society.