Walker's Wisconsin – Unreasonable Singing

Civil Disobedience IS often unreasonable

Some elected politicians and bloggers have issued statements in the past week suggesting that the Solidarity Singers are being unreasonable for continuing to assemble and sing in the Capitol rotunda without getting a simple permit.

Citizen Dave: Solidarity Sing Along should be free to be annoying
David J. Cieslewicz is an American politician who served as mayor of Madison, Wisconsin from 2003 to 2011.on Thursday 07/25/2013 10:21 am

So, my first reaction to that is “oh, for cryin’ out loud, just get a damn permit already.”

And anyway, it’s a good lesson in democracy Daveand free speech. Those freedoms come at a price and a couple dozen folks who just can’t move on with their lives singing old protest songs is a small price to pay. Is it annoying? Yes. Is it worth arresting people over? Of course not.

Dave Cieslewicz (chess-lev’-ich), former mayor of Madison, epitomizes why the Democratic Party sucks. Check out the headline of his recent opinion piece in Madison’s free weekly newspaper, Isthmus Democurmudgeon blog

State Senator Bob Jauch calls on Solidarity Singers to get a permit

Jauch has been a stalwart progressive legislatorjaunch from the north woods for 30 years. He took Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz up to visit the La Courte Oreilles Harvest and Education Camp after the Iron County Forestry Committee recommended that the full county board pursue criminal and civil charges against the camp organizers. Jauch is no moderate democrat. He’s a pragmatic, north woods progressive. So am I.

[Rep. Bob Jauch’s photo from Support Bob Jauch Facebook Page]

The Solidarity Singers should get a permit or go home.Blogging Blue

I got this text message today from some guy named “Dave T”:

DAVID
I HEARTILY ACCEPT the motto, — “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.

I texted back-
ME
Yeah. Who are you?

DAVE T
I believe, that government is best which governs not at all.

ME
Ok. How did you get this number? What’s your point?

DAVE T
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.

ME
K. So…????

DAVE T
What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.

ME
Isn’t it unreasonable to refuse to get the required permit to assemble in the Capitol rotunda?

DAVE T
As for adopting the ways which the State has provided for remedying the evil, I know not of such ways. They take too much time, and a man’s life will be gone.

ME
So, you are saying the protest actions are patriotic?

DAVE T
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

ME
Seems futile:(

DAVE T
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.

(Dave T’s chat above was taken form Henry David Thoreau’s essay on Civil Disobedience”

And literary scholar Lawrence Buell predicts that Thoreau will be “an even more luminous and inspirational figure in the 21st century than he has been in the twentieth.” Henry David Thoreau:
Who He Was & Why He Matters

Thoreau
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