Militant Separatists or Religious Fantics? in From The Cluttered Mind of Lone Star A blog by Lone Star Posted March 30, 2010 "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Devils advocate... How were they not assembling peacefully? They, to my knowledge, didn't harm or attack anyone? peace·ful /ˈpisfəl/ –adjective 1.characterized by peace; free from war, strife, commotion, violence, or disorder: Is planning violence considered violence?