The first amendment is just too long and lacks that certain commercial appeal for profit making apparently. Unlike the Second Amendment, which is short and sweet enough for the gun industry to latch onto so they can lobby and sell guns through the NRA, “petitioning the government for a redress of grievances” doesn't even make for a good hat.
Congress shall make no law respecting … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievancesRepublicans have been trying to put an end to protesting since they lost out to the anti-war movement in the '60's.
When over a million Wisconsinites, including children, protested the vilification of teachers and union busting in Act 10 back in 2011, Scott Walker didn't see it as act of "petitioning the government," he saw it was a form of "intimidation." Believe it or not, he even titled his book "Unintimidated" to make his case, characterizing protesters as out of state agitators, and comparing his stand against them to fighting ISIS.
Walker's family raised their kids to stand during the National Anthem:
Now that Trump has taken a firm nationalistic anti-First Amendment stand on protesting at NFL games, our presidential wannabee is jumping on board:
Walker wrote in a letterto NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "But disrespecting our flag, and the men and women who have fought to protect and defend our country, is not American in the slightest."Here's the logical response from Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent:
Walker does have a legislature filled with anti-constitutional Republican sycophants:
And one or two "rebels:"