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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-02-11 12:26 AM
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The dancing at the Jefferson Memorial is not just about dancing. It's about respect.
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I like many of you was disturbed to find out that dancing at the Jefferson Memorial was outlawed by some judge. It appears to be a simple matter, but it's symbolic for far more. People in the US have to endure various forms of abuse and disrespect from authority figures. Some of them are politicians like Paul Ryan or Alan West. Others are cops who forget the concept of proportional force. And others disrespect the electoral process by changing election laws and abusing redistricting. So arresting people for dancing at a revolutionaries memorial is just too much. It's another infringemnet of the first amendment and a theft of our rights.

Now over 2600 people have signed up for an event where they know arrest is a real possibility. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150453268357946#!... The government is playing with fire if they clamp down on these people. Others have proven what "harrasment and humiliation" can lead to.
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  -The dancing at the Jefferson Memorial is not just about dancing. It's about respect. Renew Deal  Jun-02-11 12:26 AM   #0 
  - Anyone arrested for dancing should use the defense of selective enforcement  csziggy   Jun-02-11 12:34 AM   #1 
  - +1  Maat   Jun-02-11 12:41 AM   #3 
  - I dunno, you may know the law better than me, but it sounds like they are violating...  joshcryer   Jun-02-11 01:07 AM   #6 
  - Selective enforcement became the law under GW Bush.  loudsue   Jun-02-11 01:29 AM   #9 
  - Because most folks get the readily available permits  jberryhill   Jun-02-11 06:00 AM   #10 
     - I never understood why a permit is needed to protest.  Renew Deal   Jun-02-11 09:24 AM   #12 
        - I agree  jberryhill   Jun-02-11 10:01 AM   #15 
  - I do indeed agree that it is a First Am. issue.  Maat   Jun-02-11 12:41 AM   #2 
  - I agree, it was pretty incredible.  Pithlet   Jun-02-11 12:45 AM   #4 
  - Unfortunately assembly has been determined by the Supreme Court to be controllable.  joshcryer   Jun-02-11 01:04 AM   #5 
  - When did Thomas Jefferson become a god?  sudopod   Jun-02-11 01:09 AM   #7 
     - Ha! I didn't even consider that.  joshcryer   Jun-02-11 01:23 AM   #8 
     - most gods love it when people dance and sing their praises....  madrchsod   Jun-02-11 06:54 AM   #11 
     - I don't get what you're saying.  Renew Deal   Jun-02-11 09:25 AM   #13 
        - I don't understand their comments, either.  Maat   Jun-02-11 09:53 AM   #14 
 

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