Willie Nelson and Orange County Assemblyman Gil Ferguson spent a recent evening together at Costa Mesa's Pacific Amphitheatre. They were, however, there for very different reasons.
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Joni Mitchell, Robin Williams and other well-known stars were there to enlist support for Indian activist Leonard Peltier.
Assemblyman Ferguson was there as part of a group picketing and protesting the concert.
There is no doubt that the performers were properly exercising their constitutional right to express their concern as to the role played by the Justice Department in the trial and conviction of Peltier in the death of two FBI agents.
Likewise, there is no doubt that those picketing the event were similarly exercising their right to protest and register their disapproval of the concert's purpose.