Skip to comments.Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem
Posted on 08/10/2010 8:26:54 AM PDT by nmh
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.
They told them to stop singing, said Evan Gassman, a spokesman for the Young Americas Foundation. I was taken aback. You wouldnt expect a display of national patriotism to be censored."
If their idea of civil disobedience is singing the national anthem, then so be it, Gassman said. Let them disobey.
The crime was "singing it loudly".
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The time is getting close.
That's insane. The Lincoln Memorial *has* content, unless they've removed Lincoln's speeches from the wall since the last time I was there.
So did the kids tell the guards to go to hell, and if not, why not??!!
I would think that in American, the national anthem would be considered “content neutral”.
The “content” is why the memorial is there in the first place. Good grief, Charlie Brown.
They did, they started singing again, joined by other tourists. Like the bar scene in Casablanca.
You've got that right and the sooner the better. Time to take out the trash...
The US Park Police are in violation of American citizens rights,Someone needs fired.
Our national anthem is considered “non-neutral content”?
They’re not looking for completely content neutral; they want devoid of content.
Any song by whitey crackers must go.
And Lincoln was white, too. That monument must go."
This truly pi$$es me off......
completely content neutral” my ass! Throw some f’n muslim prayer rugs out for the SOB’s to pray on, ok. Bring a boom box out jammin some 50 cent rap BS, fine. Burn the flag, pictures of Palin or Bush, okie doke. God forbid you sing America’s National Anthem at a National Memorial in America!
I’m sick and tired of this sh&%! November isn’t going to help one iota with Kagan and Sontameyer (and Lord knows who else) on the SC! Along with all of the lame duck crap these pissants in DC will pass between November and January!
When will flying the Stars and Stripes be deemed divisive?
<The time is getting close.
Amen, my FRiend.
Why does it look like this guy's searching from some reason to justify telling the kids to stop?
It already is....
“The time is getting close.”....
I agree. The whack left will pay.
Remember post-9/11 when the lefties were saying that the American flag was “divisive”?
Oh, it already HAS been - post 9/11.
And, remember the kids that got in trouble for wearing American flag shirts on Stinko Day Mayo(naise)?
Yeah. Rowdiness will get you kicked out of a Carolina Panther's game too, don'cha no?
Well, singing the national anthem is already considered civil disobedience...
I agree with this 100%. This is a MEMORIAL folks. A place for solemn reflection. When I visited the Memorial a few years back I was appalled at the behavior of some of the visitors - loud like it was an amusement park.
Doesn't matter what they were singing. This is not the place.
Had I been there, I´d have sung it.
It is interesting that THIS federal "law" is upheld but the one about securing our borders is not
Obama celebrators singing “Shout” at the Lincoln Memorial:
Obama celebrators celebrating the Obamessiah’s election at the Lincoln Memorial:
Singing the National Anthem is now considered a “demonstration”? Infuriating. But have faith that, one way or the other, the Marxist Usurper and his band of angry commies will be driven from Washington and beyond.
The key is to use this fury to get yourself and at least one other person to the polls and vote for conservative candidates this November. And then do the same thing November 2012 for the presidential election. I have no doubt the Marxists will be giving you plenty to feed your anger even after this November’s elections.
“It is interesting that THIS federal “law” is upheld but the one about securing our borders is not.”
What’s really insane is the GOVERNMENT is suing Americans for wanting EXISTING FEDERAL LAWS that punish ILLEGALS with deportation. We are supposed to SELECTIVELY IGNORE IMMIGRATION LAWS on the federal books. That is what is going on in Arizonia. The immigration law set forth by Arixnia is in perfect harmony with FEDERAL LAW. There is NO CONFLICT with federal law.
"The area they were standing in and singing is an area that is restricted for this type of activity, said Sgt. David Schlosser. The United States Park Police is absolutely content-neutral when it comes to any sort of demonstrations in these areas.
They consider singing in a group a demonstration.
Now ask yourself, what is a demonstration? It's for advocacy for or against a position or behavior.
Singing patriotic songs is a demonstration? For or against what? Answer that question and you see what this rule is all about.
The rule is a null, a cipher. It is there so that it can be used to allow or disallow at the subjective will of the enforcer.
Maybe they were just so terribly bad that he had to come up with some reason-- any reason-- to end the suffering? :-)
“...I now see it’s merits.”
Merits my asset. They’re not in a library, or China, for that matter. They’re in America. We have the right to openly express our patriotism in a public place such as this.
I would rather protesters have the right to freely express their privilege to protest peacefully in such places then to silence citizens.
This is BS. Royal BS, and the fact that you would embrace such a violation of our rights reveals your lack of understanding of our liberties in this country.
Right On! These sham elections only quiets the sheeple. This corrupt government is so entrenched that only everyone in it must go. Being that won't happen ergo we are screwed.
I love this quote:
We need to make certain that all other visitors that dont want to be a part of that or just choose to be tourists are able to do so in the same light that PROBABLY President Lincoln wanted which is completely content neutral, he said.
Probably......heh. This guy thinks he can read Lincoln’s mind.
“I agree with this 100%. This is a MEMORIAL folks.”
Big friggin deal. The way in which individuals choose to conduct themselves at memorial sites are their business, provided they are not desecrating or vandalizing property,and/or threatening/harming individuals.
I guess behavioral modification, if you will, is acceptable in this instance. Arbitrary censoring is fine in this case? I don’t need some Park Police telling me how to behave in public if I’m not braking any laws. If you find public displays of patriotism in such places annoying, or disturbing to your peace, I suggest you visit memorials late at night. No one is denying you of that, but don’t deny us the right to live freely, even at memorial sites.
The G Man is full of hot air. He wouldn’t say boo to a Muslim.
Loudly, or off-key?
That is subjective.
I guarantee you this, a CONSERVATIVE group, which this group was, was NOT singing it disrespectfully.
A CONSERVATIVE group that goes to the trouble of going there is not going to be singing it, spontaneously no less, obnoxiously or off key on purpose. These is NO REASON for them to be SILENCED and told it must be “CONTENT NEUTRAL”. Geesh! It's our NATONAL ANTHEM!
UNMITIGATED TREASONOUS IDIOCY.
Lord, God, please deal with all the traitors who contributed to that situation in a way that will drive your priorities, honesty and integrity of values and actions pointedly home to their bone marrow level awareness.
GREAT! THEN WHAT HAPPENED?
If I allowed my emotions to respond much at all, I’d be quickly exasperatedly furious.
Already decided in some schools students can’t wear flags on their shirts. Don’t know if any of those rules were thrown out in court.