Criminalizing Rights to Peaceably Assemble? Militia Now Viewed as "Gangs"
McCain and Lieberman's "Enemy Belligerent" Act Could Set U.S. on Path to Military Dictatorship
The "freedom to peaceably assemble" makes possible the exchange of information and ideas that a democratic society needs to make sound decisions about its own governance and it gives us a feeling of solidarity in thought and purpose.
If this doesn't send a chill up your spine, let alone set off alarms, bells and red flashing lights in your brain, you are not paying attention.
These two bills combined, give the government the ability to take you, hold you indefinitely and all this without benefit of warrant or charges but that you might, could, may be affiliated with or part of a terrorist organization or simple have a belligerent attitude. Now combine that with trampling on your right to assemble and you can see where this is leading can't you?