In the 1960s sit-ins, the purpose of the sit-in was as a demand for equal rights.
The reason was to sit down and show that you’re as good as anyone else and deserving of the same treatment.
While there’s an argument for property owner rights that a business should be able to reject service to anyone, this was also a cultural argument as well as a legal rights one, such that the property owner would get the idea that he was wrong and that those doing the sit-in were deserving of respect and that their patronage should be appreciated rather than rejected. Both ways, it was a movement to demand rights.
This is a demand by authorities for more authority.
This is a demand by those in power for more power.
This is a demand by those who control the country that the rights of the citizen be overruled.
They want due process suspended, they want gun rights suspended, they want your rights suspended. They’ve already managed it in a handful of states – despite the Constitution as written forbidding it – and now they want the rest of the nation to kneel. And their current method is by throwing a tantrum, mocking the actual sit-ins of the 1960s, and demanding that Congress vote to ignore the Fifth Amendment right to due process of law so they can suspend your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Those guys at the lunch counter weren’t recognized as having a right to eat at the same counter that other folks did. Those rights weren’t recognized by the Democrats in power in the South. If they went to buy a gun in the South to protect themselves from the racist Democrat KKK night riders, when they went for a permit the racist Democrat sheriff would deny it and leave them defenseless.
Today, elected Democrat representatives who already have power are now squatting in the halls of power and demanding more powers and authorities to go after the citizenry – all to strip rights from those who now have them.
The guys at the lunch counter were fighting against Jim Crow laws. They were fighting for rights.
The Democrat representatives are fighting for more Jim Crow laws. They’re fighting against rights.