Peaceful assembly does NOT require a permit…

While myself and many others around the country were peacefully assembling in our local areas on 11/5/10 to do a political outreach for Ron Paul during a sign waving event, we were constantly being harassed by mall ninjas (mall security).  Not only were they harassing us, but they kept a constant watch & patrolled around the area where we were holding our rally which was on a public right-of-way.  After some time, they actually got out of their trucks and approached us.  The first question out of their mouth was “Do you have a permit to be doing this?”.  We quickly replied that the 1st amendment was our permit, which it is, and attempted to show them the constitution and then offered them free constitutions which they denied.  Realizing that they couldn’t work that angle on us, they then proceeded to claim that what we were doing was soliciting.  The dictionary defines soliciting as: