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Woman Busted for Speaking during Reading of Constitution

As the Constitution was read aloud on the floor of Congress for the first time in history last week, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) “read the section that set out the eligibility requirements for the presidency. As Pallone read the words ‘no person, except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States,’ a woman yelled out ‘except Obama, except Obama!’”

Bad form and rude, which resulted in the woman being thrown out. That’s one thing. But according to Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Steve Tetreault, “Police later said Theresa Cao, 48, of New York was charged with unlawful conduct and disruption of Congress.”

Ain’t that some $#!&. As Congress is reading the document which establishes that Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech, an American citizen was arrested and charged with committing a criminal act that amounted to nothing more than exercising her right to free speech. Talk about bitter ironies.