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08-12-2010 03:33 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Dennis (RIP)

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“Shut up! You Can’t Sing the National Anthem Here!”

Posted August 10th, 2010 at 5:00pm

Take heed, America. The next time you visit Washington, D.C., feel free to stand in awe of the monuments to our greatest leaders, but do not — DO NOT — sing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial. It turns out that doing so is a violation of federal law.

A group of high school students from around the country learned that lesson the hard way on June 25 when they sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Lincoln Memorial. A United States Park Police officer told them to pipe down because their singing was considered an illegal demonstration, as Fox News reports. The students, who are members of the Young America’s Foundation, were visiting the city for a conservative leadership conference.

What law, exactly, was being violated? According to Fox News:

U.S. Park Police confirmed that the students were in violation of federal law and their impromptu performance constituted a demonstration in an area that must remain ‘completely content neutral.’”

Evan Gassman, who was one of the attendees, says of the episode:

This is a perfect example of political correctness run amuck. I would hope that displays of patriotism would be encouraged, not censored.

Park police say the students would have been in the clear if they sang 25 steps from where they were standing. Keep that in mind the next time you want to celebrate what America means to you in our nation’s capital.

The video by Fox News is here:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/08/10...al-anthem-here/

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08-12-2010 03:43 PM  8 years agoPost 2
GyroFreak

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Crap, what a disgusting display of government control. Mid terms are almost here so it's time to take some control back by the citizens.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-12-2010 05:53 PM  8 years agoPost 3
drdot

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fwiw..

And people still wonder why I support anarchy...
25 steps??....

Ever been tempted to ask a cop who stops you for 5 over why he's not arresting someone who is creating a real hazard/crime?

Ever wonder why real racists like Harry Reid and Jesse Jackson are relevant to anything?

Ever wonder when our society will collapse...All have, through the centuries...

BC

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08-12-2010 07:26 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Heli Ace X

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That is complete bs. Why cant you do somthing patriotic like that?

Ever been tempted to ask a cop who stops you for 5 over why he's not arresting someone who is creating a real hazard/crime? No, but I will.

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08-12-2010 07:53 PM  8 years agoPost 5
hockeysew

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I would have let them arrest me whilst I sang, louder than ever.

See you in Court....

Those 25 steps. Are they "Baby" steps or Goose steps?

We have to wonder

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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08-13-2010 06:13 PM  8 years agoPost 6
fla heli boy

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that all starts with the idiot cop that told them to be quiet. Just because there's a rule doesn't mean you have to enforce it so literally.

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08-13-2010 08:05 PM  8 years agoPost 7
dilberteinstein

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that all starts with the idiot cop that told them to be quiet. Just because there's a rule doesn't mean you have to enforce it so literally.
Being it's federal rule, maybe the feds would to make sure it's not enforced and sue any state that does try to enforce it.

What? That doesn't make sense?

90% of life is "showing up"

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08-13-2010 08:13 PM  8 years agoPost 8
fla heli boy

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neither does the law. An idiot cop with a 79 IQ INTERPRETING a law against organized demonstrations. I'll bet he'd let it slide if it was the ACLU or NAACP singing "down with whitey"....

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08-13-2010 08:26 PM  8 years agoPost 9
baby uh1

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Being it's federal rule, maybe the feds would to make sure it's not enforced and sue any state that does try to enforce it.
They only enforce the "important" rules.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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