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Trump's potential Homeland Security chief says anti-Trump protests "must be quelled"

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The First Amendment protects the right of to join together in peaceful protest. And on Wednesday night, many Americans throughout the country did just that in response to the election of Donald Trump. But as those protests occurred, one of Trump’s potential choices to lead the Department of Homeland Security tweeted that they “must be quelled” because “there is no legitimate reason to protest the will of the people.” He included a picture of himself brandishing a U.S. Constitution for emphasis.

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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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