WTF?

Have you heard of this? Some students were asked to stop singing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial. I almost didn’t believe it. Almost. So I did a quick BING search and found this at First Patriots:

“As YAF participant, Sean Balcomb said of the incident, “I didn’t know there was a volume limit for our national anthem at a national monument, especially on such an important day in our great nation’s history.”

First Patriots pointed me to this at The Young Americans Foundation

Last Friday night, students attending Young America’s Foundation’s High School Leadership Conference were in for quite the shock when they were asked by security to stop singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

I can’t tell you how proud of these young people I am right now. God Bless these young patriots.

They give me real hope in America.

Comments
  • Gorges Smythe August 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    God bless ’em, every one!

  • Kristin August 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    What the heck is wrong with the officer who asked them to stop? God bless America, and God bless this group of young people who still love her.

  • Red August 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Who would have thought our own National Anthem would be ‘shushed’?

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  • John Carey August 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I would like to know who the officer was and where he or she believed that singing OUR national anthem was not permitted on the Lincoln Memorial. Unbelievable!

  • proof August 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Shoulda frisked them! Some of those singing SOBs may have been smuggling flags!

  • The Conservative Lady August 9, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I linked to you over at TCL FB.
    This is outrageous. What the heck is going on in this country? I’m proud of these young people. God Bless Them.

  • Opus #6 August 10, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I love these kids. I’m proud of them.

  • Trestin Meacham August 10, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Makes you smile.

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  • proof August 10, 2010 at 10:34 am

    As I said in another place, “Singing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial should produce goose bumps, not goose steps.”

  • Red August 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    On the other hand…While public and groups works my nerve I think the cop calling the song out for not being ‘content appropriate’ was just a lame way of saying ‘Stop singing! You’re annoying the rest of the folks who aren’t looking for a national ‘kumbaya moment’. On that note I would agree.

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  • John Doe August 12, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I have no problem with the decision to shush them. The policy is content neutral–it doesn’t just shush certain points of view, it shushes (is that a legal term?) all points of view. It’s like the policy of a library–no talking. If you let some, you have to let others, and then radios, then anything goes. You have to draw lines somewhere. This wouldn’t have been newsworthy if they had just walked a short distance off and had their sing. I would have joined in if present.

  • just bob August 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    “Content neutral?” Since when does showing support and allegience to your country qualify as offensive? If anyone was offended they could leave this country and never return. I personally am fed up with this total lack of respect for the ideas that once made this a great country. If we had a real president he would go to the memorial, put his hand over his heart and sing the Star Spangled Banner as loudly as he could and dare the park police to wade through the secret service to stop him. If there are any patriots left in the Congress I would ask them to do the same. Screw pc am
    nd take this country back.

  • John Doe August 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I agree with you but…the current law allows the government to make certain restrictions on speech (e.g., location, time and volume restrictions) so long as the govt does not discriminate based on content (“content neutral restrictions” allowed, discrimination based on content not allowed). You can’t scream in a library or in court. You can’t play speakers loudly all night in a residential neighborhood. You can’t even play them too loudly in an apartment building.

    As I understand it the purpose of the rule is to keep the noise down so people can enjoy the reverential feeling of the place. Now, if they allow the singing of the N.A. there, they can’t discriminate when filthy hippies (sorry for the redundancy) and rotten Arab terrorists want to protest there, with all their screaming and hollaring and cursing. That would be discrimination based on the content of the speech, or based on the particular speakers point of view.

    Personally, I favor no restrictions from Congress. What part of “Congress shall make no law respecting the Freedom of Speech…” don’t they understand. But so long as the law is as it is now, I am okay with them keeping dirty stinking hippies from protesting at this location. Now if they discriminate vs. the singers but allow the dirty stinking hippies to yell and hollar there, then by all means, I’m with you. Let’s pick up our pitchforks and storm the hell-hole that is called Washington, D.C. together.

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