I wasn't going to start blogging about politics until closer to the election, but this video changed my mind. It shows Denver police trapping peaceful protesters and then pepper-spraying them. Regardless who you're going to choose for president Nov. 4, violations of the First Amendment should alarm you.
Ironically some of the protesters in Denver don't like Barack Obama, calling him the lesser of two evils. While I don't like that he voted to give telecommunication companies immunity for helping the government spy on Americans, I do support him for president. I agree that we need to reform politics and make it about "the people" instead of corporations, but I don't know how protesting the Democratic National Convention will do that. However, people have that right, and I think it infringes on the First Amendment when protesters are forced to demonstrate blocks from where the event they're protesting is held.
And now, the part of the DNC that you won't see on TV: