Jefferson is spinning in his grave

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. __ Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence.

… so says my wife.   Because of this article/videos found and posted by our son.

Please read the article; view the (sometimes lengthy: 11minutes) videos. If you do nothing else, check out FOX News’ Napolitano’s report. Even though NBC had a camera crew on site, only FOX has so far mentioned it among US networks.

Agree with the peaceful protestor or not (he seems to be sponsored by a Russian digital TV network), it seems that young people actually (sort of) danced at the Jefferson Memorial, and were arrested without charge. According to a recent court ruling, dancing is illegal in Memorials (perhaps, on any Federal property, but I don’t know).

Demonstrators were peaceful, police reserved (but may have engaged in “unneccessary roughness”); I think the “right to assemble” might be a good thing, but our Government (and DC Park Police) seem to have forgotten their sworn duty to protect “… the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” A week later, the event was reprised, the police stood by, but S.W.A.T. teams were on hand.

Politicians always desire to control The People.  When will the level of liberty sink to “… and then, they came for me?”