The Return Of Civil Disobedience
August 16, 2010 by Bob Livingston
It’s good to see civil disobedience making a comeback.
As NBC’s Washington, D.C., affiliate reported recently, a group of students who were members of the conservative Young America’s Foundation High School Conference were touring the Capitol in June. While visiting the Lincoln Memorial, the group spontaneously began singing the National Anthem when a U.S. Park Police officer tried to shut them down.
Rather than be intimidated by the fascist brown shirt on duty, a girl in the group is heard to say on the video, “This is America, we sing the national anthem. Who says on the Lincoln Memorial we can’t sing the national anthem, that’s what I want to know?”
The group then sang it again and, according to news reports, other visitors not part of the group joined in. The nonplussed and now greatly outnumbered brown shirted thug did nothing.
“The area they were standing in and singing is an area that is restricted for this type of activity,” U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser told NBC. “The United States Park Police is absolutely content-neutral when it comes to any sort of demonstrations in these areas.”
This is typical of the mindless, bureaucratic, zero-tolerance, politically correct garbage that has infiltrated government on all levels. And it’s time for Americans to stand up to it.
While a visit to a monument dedicated to the tyrannical dictator responsible for the death of 700,000 people, who shredded the 10th Amendment and accelerated the nation down this path toward oppressive government wouldn’t have moved me to break out in song, I can understand how a group of students indoctrinated with the sanitized version of America’s 16th President might be so moved.
Good for the students. May the rest of us have enough backbone to resist the oppression rather than just “move along” as we are directed.