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Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem
Fox News ^ | 8/9/10 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 08/09/2010 6:48:13 PM PDT by antidemoncrat

A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abesezstopthat; abewasannoyed; anthem; constitution; elections; lincoln; lincolnmemorial; memorial; national; nationalanthem; obama; palin; singing; stop; students; told
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1 posted on 08/09/2010 6:48:16 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

They should have brought prayer rugs..then they’d be left alone....


2 posted on 08/09/2010 6:50:01 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: antidemoncrat

Did anybody challenge this moron?


3 posted on 08/09/2010 6:51:53 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: antidemoncrat

This is intolerable.


4 posted on 08/09/2010 6:52:38 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: antidemoncrat
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
5 posted on 08/09/2010 6:54:37 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: antidemoncrat

Some animals are more equal than others.

6 posted on 08/09/2010 6:54:49 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: massmike

I can’t tell you what I think those students should have done, but I can sure as sam hell think it.

They resumed singing..., and I hope it was twice as loud.

There are times when I’m glad I live on the Left coast. I’m not sure how long would last without taking some idiot park officer out to the wood shed.


7 posted on 08/09/2010 6:54:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Latest most accurate Az Poll to date, of 14 likely voters: McCain 137%, Hayworth -37% (+/- 92%))
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To: antidemoncrat

Someone should have taken his name or videotaped him and then filed on him with their Congressman and Senator. Better yet, send the video to Beck, Savage, Rush, Malkin, Drudge, Breitbart, et al.

Exposure is all these Liberal feces fear.


8 posted on 08/09/2010 6:55:16 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: antidemoncrat

This just makes me want to sing it till I am forcefully removed. You can’t silence the people. We only get louder.


9 posted on 08/09/2010 6:55:32 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (Thankful the Founding Fathers committed Treason against the Crown)
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To: antidemoncrat

We are being taunted, goaded, being dared to do something.


10 posted on 08/09/2010 6:56:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: antidemoncrat

Kids should have sang louder. Made a real issue. That’s something I would have risked arrest for.


11 posted on 08/09/2010 6:56:34 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Mojave

Content vapid.


12 posted on 08/09/2010 6:57:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DoughtyOne
They resumed singing..., and I hope it was twice as loud.

A Tea Party visit could be interesting.

13 posted on 08/09/2010 6:58:40 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: DHSMostWanted

Oh yeh? They’ll put you in the Singing Ward with the other, most dangerous criminals. See you there.


14 posted on 08/09/2010 7:01:59 PM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: DManA

It’s okay to sing praises to 0bama at the Lincoln Memorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_e0K2gyHAg


15 posted on 08/09/2010 7:02:03 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: antidemoncrat
You could have avoided a lot of the questions asked in this thread by simply posting more information from the article:
Instead of doing as they were instructed, Gassman said the students resumed the song – an impromptu form of civil disobedience.
“If their idea of civil disobedience is singing the national anthem, then so be it,” Gassman said. “Let them disobey.”
YAF posted video reportedly shot just after the alleged encounter with the security officer. It shows students loudly singing the anthem.

Less provocative and more informative.

16 posted on 08/09/2010 7:03:37 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: bboop

What about humming the National Anthem? Is that content neutral?


17 posted on 08/09/2010 7:06:30 PM PDT by Kirkwood (You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drunk.)
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To: antidemoncrat

All I could think of after reading this was:

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”


18 posted on 08/09/2010 7:07:27 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: antidemoncrat

Reasonable people just need to challenge these guys and get arrested... and put it on YouTube.


19 posted on 08/09/2010 7:08:12 PM PDT by rwilson99
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To: bboop
...Oh yeh? They’ll put you in the Singing Ward with the other, most dangerous criminals. See you there.

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B.O., More Damaging Than BP

Can't wait for Les Kinsolving's next question to butt-boy Gibbs.

To conservatives, liberals demonstrate a dislike of country and Christianity because they disrupt the liberal's desire for equality. The US cannot be better than other countries nor Christianity more acclaimed than other religions; that would mean inequalities. So liberals denigrate the country and Christianity. For those who value freedom more than equality, it is fruitless to have a political argument with a liberal.

WAKE UP AMERICA

The Weekly Standard 10-19-2009
Decline is a Choice

20 posted on 08/09/2010 7:09:39 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Mojave

How interesting 8-28 might be. I’d like to hear of anyone stopping that group from singing.


21 posted on 08/09/2010 7:09:57 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Tainan

Good for them.


22 posted on 08/09/2010 7:11:26 PM PDT by rwilson99
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To: 3D-JOY; All
How interesting 8-28 might be. I’d like to hear of anyone stopping that group from singing.

Yes please all come on 8-28 and again on 9-12.

We shall not be stopped from exercising our rights of free speech and free assembly!

23 posted on 08/09/2010 7:15:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: DManA

Well, you are right.

November can’t get here soon enough.

If we don’t take the power away from the traitor dems, then I am sure ready to give these bastards what they have been begging for.


24 posted on 08/09/2010 7:18:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: BobP
For them as don't know:

Rembrandt: Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer.

25 posted on 08/09/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: antidemoncrat

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


26 posted on 08/09/2010 7:22:30 PM PDT by magslinger (DISCLAIMER: No liberals were harmed in the making of this post. I'm sorry and will try harder.)
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To: Gator113

God I wish I lived closer. But for an unemployed person, traveling to DC from Ft. Lauderdale is cost-prohibitive.


27 posted on 08/09/2010 7:23:12 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: antidemoncrat

Had they perhaps moved on to the later verses?


28 posted on 08/09/2010 7:27:12 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: bboop
Singing Prison Blues
I saw the guard a comin, comin up those steps and I got told “ You can't sing that hymn”
Now I'm stuck in Singing Prison and life keeps passing by. When I hear that that gorgeous anthem, I hang my head and cry.
29 posted on 08/09/2010 7:27:19 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (Thankful the Founding Fathers committed Treason against the Crown)
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To: antidemoncrat
“A couple steps and it would have been no problem whatsoever.”

How many steps are we expected to take before civil liberties become non-existant?

30 posted on 08/09/2010 7:32:08 PM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: antidemoncrat
FIRE HIM!
31 posted on 08/09/2010 7:34:20 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: antidemoncrat

If it’d been my singing, that would have justifiable...


32 posted on 08/09/2010 7:35:26 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: bicyclerepair

First, I’m sincerely sorry that you’re unemployed and I pray that soon changes for you.

I live in Washington state and while I am retired, I don’t fly well because of health issues, or I would be there and push the envelope, even at the risk of being arrested for the first time in my life. This garbage is insane.


33 posted on 08/09/2010 7:36:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: antidemoncrat
Those park police are Faciests power hungry nut-jobs. Back in 1995 I went on my Senior Trip to Washington D.C. One one of the days we were there we went to the Washington Monument there was a long line wrapping around the monument. There were a bunch of Pigeons there one of the students we were with tossed a pebble at one of the Pigeon's and the Park Policeman assigned to guard the monument came unglued and actually threatened that if he didn't stop throwing pebbles that “he could have seven helicopters there in five minutes,” I kid you not.
34 posted on 08/09/2010 7:49:54 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Kirkwood

What about humming mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm Barack Hussein Obama! mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm

They’d probably bring you a footbath and a tub of hummus if you hummed really good and loud.


35 posted on 08/09/2010 7:50:28 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: DoughtyOne
"I’m not sure how long would last without taking some idiot park officer out to the wood shed."

Been a long while since I've been to the Memorial... My first thought was, "how far is it to the nearest deep water?"

36 posted on 08/09/2010 8:11:59 PM PDT by TXnMA (If it were not for losing the Library Of Congress and the Smithsonian...)
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To: antidemoncrat

This wouldn’t have happened in 1943.
No one then would’ve even had the nightmare that it would be possible!


37 posted on 08/09/2010 8:13:48 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: antidemoncrat

Guess it would have been OK if they were singing the Internationale instead.


38 posted on 08/09/2010 8:13:57 PM PDT by Marathoner (894 days until Obama leaves office. Can the republic survive?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“Exposure is all these Liberal feces fear.”

Good post, and right on the mark.


39 posted on 08/09/2010 8:14:51 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Mentored by an Italian if I’m not mistaken.


40 posted on 08/09/2010 8:15:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: antidemoncrat

I think I’ve met that guy . . . only he was a park ranger. I was in D.C. chaperoning a youth trip and we visited the Lincoln Memorial one night in the rain. There was hardly anybody there. We were standing around the (then closed for the night) concession stand over between the Lincoln Memoria and the Korean Memorial. The kids started singing something (no, it wasn’t the national anthem) and some park ranger came over and read them the riot act. I don’t really think the kids were being disrespectful and they surely weren’t hurting anybody but this guy treated it like it was crime of the damn century. They sure take singing seriously in Washington, D.C.


41 posted on 08/09/2010 8:16:21 PM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: antidemoncrat

I think I’ve met that guy . . . only he was a park ranger. I was in D.C. chaperoning a youth trip and we visited the Lincoln Memorial one night in the rain. There was hardly anybody there. We were standing around the (then closed for the night) concession stand over between the Lincoln Memoria and the Korean Memorial. The kids started singing something (no, it wasn’t the national anthem) and some park ranger came over and read them the riot act. I don’t really think the kids were being disrespectful and they surely weren’t hurting anybody but this guy treated it like it was crime of the damn century. They sure take singing seriously in Washington, D.C.


42 posted on 08/09/2010 8:16:28 PM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: william clark

*“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”*

Flashback of Slim Pickens riding the Enola straight cowboy style!


43 posted on 08/09/2010 8:18:25 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: antidemoncrat; All
Here's your sign:

I actually still had this pic on my cell phone from my last visit to the Lincoln Memorial on 10/26/2008.

44 posted on 08/09/2010 8:19:20 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Mojave

Agreed...


45 posted on 08/09/2010 8:19:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Latest most accurate Az Poll to date, of 14 likely voters: McCain 137%, Hayworth -37% (+/- 92%))
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To: rwilson99
“Reasonable people just need to challenge these guys and get arrested... and put it on YouTube.”

Whadda ya in for kid? Singing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial.
Oh...

46 posted on 08/09/2010 8:21:28 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I aspire to a large carbon footprint; just like Al Gore's)
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To: antidemoncrat

I really want my County back.


47 posted on 08/09/2010 8:37:32 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Husker24

” threatened that if he didn’t stop throwing pebbles that “he could have seven helicopters there in five minutes”

Dang! 7 Helicopters! I would have liked to have seen that.


48 posted on 08/09/2010 8:38:00 PM PDT by Kirkwood (You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drunk.)
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To: stranger and pilgrim

I know that sitting anywhere except on a park bench is illegal. You also can’t even stop and stand and look at the monuments or you’ll be charged with loitering. The guy at the vending area said I could stand and look if I bought something from him.


49 posted on 08/09/2010 8:44:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drunk.)
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To: massmike

Wait till they put a burqua on Abe.


50 posted on 08/09/2010 9:06:33 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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