Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Crackdown At The Capitol

By Jeff Simpson 
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it." Edward R. Murrow
We know that the Solidarity Singers are still going strong.  We know that it pisses Scott Walker and the rest of the republican party off so much that he is willing to defy the Constitution.

The new rules will go into effect on April 16th!   
(Stephanie)Marquis said Wisconsin's rules, which include a permit process for those organizing protests or other events at the Capitol and other state properties, are constitutional and have been part of Wisconsin's administrative code since 1979. She said the code is in place to protect "the safety of the building and the public," and was simply being being clarified and updated.

One of the changes in the emergency rules is that a person would not need to receive a permit if he or she is holding "a sign that is not larger than 28 inches in length or width, or to any item of clothing worn by an individual."
It is so nice of the Big Government Walker administration to allow people to wear whatever they want to the Capitol without getting arrested.

The Amazing Chris Taylor recently took time out of her day to have a press conference(below) explaining the silliness of these anti American "rules" and calling for an end to them: 
But state Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and other civil liberties advocates said the rules are a continuation of the "crackdown" by the Walker administration on free speech at the Capitol.

"I want it to stop," Taylor said. "I think it makes a mockery out of our democracy, and it does not need to be this way."

When a "tea partier" tells you they defend your right to protest as long as you get a permit, an angel loses her wings!  It is time for this sham of justice to end and its time that the republicans joined in  in telling the Walker administration to stop the insanity!  


  1. I dream that wave after wave of glee clubs, church choirs and open mic participants descend on the state Capitol building singing until the DOA gives up these stupid, anti-democratic harrassment rules. Whether you're left, right or center, speak up at the Capitol or lose your right to do so in the future.

  2. Thanks, Jeff.

    11:46, well said.

    It's not by accident that the Founders put it in the FIRST Amendment.

    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.

    It's not a suggestion. It's the bedrock of who we are as a nation.

    "Strict construction" and "original intent," are for the 99%.

  3. Abuse the rules and they get stricter. At least that's how people used to raise their children to belong in a civil society.

    1. That's also how they kept the slaves from getting too uppity.