Even the worst sort of human beings have rights that must be respected under the Bill of Rights.
On Tuesday. . . the actual American Nazi Party was making its move onto the Hill. One John Bowles registered with the Clerk of the House that day as a lobbyist for for the white supremacist group (hat tip LegiStorm). Bowles was the National Socialist Movement's presidential nominee in 2008.
What could the Nazis want to lobby the Congress about? "Political Rights and ballot access laws," according to the registration form, which also lists lists accounting, agriculture, clean air and water, civil rights, health issues, the Constitution, immigration, manufacturing, and retirement as "general lobbying issue areas." Who knew the Nazis had strong views on agriculture?
Nazis are scum -- their foul ideology merits no respect and ought to have withered away after its crimes were revealed to the world in 1945. Unfortunately, it has not. But God bless America and the Bill of Rights, because where else and under what other document would such folks (and the equally evil Communists) be granted the full political rights of citizens?