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 and 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 legislator 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”:
(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:
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