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Students confronted, silenced for singing anthem @Lincoln memorial

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rbell, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    You can't make this garbage up...

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...ing-Anthem-at-Lincoln-Memorial-100443134.html

    Imagine...students confronted by security, yelled at, and silenced. They were told...

    Maybe some intellectually challenged government personnel should remain "completely employment neutral"--for at least as long as it takes for them to remove their heads from their behinds.

    Man, do we have some idiots in our country, or what?

    The group had the last laugh, though:

     
  2. Robert Snow

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    It must be the fault of the police officer's union. :laugh:
     
  3. preachinjesus

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    What a weird thing this country is becoming.
     
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    If I ever go to that memorial again, I think I will take my harmonica and play Dixie and see what happens.
     
  5. rbell

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    Dunno about that....but I bet you anything they defend him if he has a hearing...
     
  6. Salty

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    The title of the thread is: Students confronted, silenced for singing anthem @Lincoln memorial

    That is incorrect! They were silenced for singing - period. My understanding is that that area of the park is for a time of reflection and reflection. Those in meditation may not want to be disturbed by singing - of any kind.

    And I respect that decision. Now, if the only thing you could not do was to pray - now that is an entirely different subject.

    Salty
     
  7. matt wade

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    They didn't stop Martin Luther King, Jr. from making a speech to 250,000 in front of the monument.
     
  8. Robert Snow

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    Perhaps he had a permit.
     
  9. matt wade

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    No, he didn't.
     
  10. Salty

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    This is just a bit off topic, and I may start a new thread, but when is it ok to purposely break the law?
     
  11. matt wade

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    I don't believe there is a law in regards to the "silence" at that memorial you speak of. Can you reference the law?
     
  12. Robert Snow

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    How do you know this?
     
  13. matt wade

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    Because I know. Why do you think he did obtain a permit?
     
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    Whoa! This from a guy who always pressures me for a reference because he thinks I'm a liberal.
     
  15. matt wade

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    I'm not the one that needs to provide the reference. Mr. Snow is the one that brought up the subject of a permit. Since he brought it up and stated that Mr. King had a permit, the burden of proof is on him.

    Also, I would never pressure you for a reference because you are a liberal. I would pressure you for a reference for truth's sake. It doesn't matter whether you are a liberal or not. I've pressured plenty of conservatives on this board for references on items as well.
     
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    But...what if my prayer was in the form of....'singing'? Sort of like they did in psalms?
     
  17. Robert Snow

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    I said "perhaps" he had a permit. This happened decades ago; I don't know how to find out for certain that he did or didn't have a permit.
     
  18. Gold Dragon

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    Whether or not MLK had a permit or not does not change the fact the currently, a permit is required for a demonstration of 25 people or more at the National Mall. Here is a link to the guide to the application process (link).

    Was the singing of the national anthem a demonstration or special event?

    Here is the definition under the Code of Federal Regulations.

     
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    Oops.

    Kansas City Star, Aug. 9, 2010: National parks can't require permit for free speech, judge rules
    :applause:
     
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  20. Gold Dragon

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    Interesting. This ruling occurred months after the singing incident at the National Mall and was made by the D.C. circuit. So if this group had sung this month instead of two months ago, they wouldn't have been bothered and it would have been a non-issue. I guess it is too recent of a ruling to have been updated on the National Park Service website.
     
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