No right to misbehave

In the preamble to the Bill of Rights of our Constitution, there is a charge to "insure domestic tranquility."

I don't think arson, rioting and looting quite fit this bill. In the first amendment of the bill, there is enumerated the "right of the people to peaceably assemble" only.

When these issues are obscured, the constitution is undermined -- and so is law and order. Then the "well-regulated militia" (meaning the police) comes into play (second amendment).

Those who take the law into their own hands (including the police when they do) subvert the process of equitable government, sometimes turning mere tragedy into travesty.

Gary J. Whitesell,