US School Children Told to Stop Singing National Anthem at Lincoln Memorial … They Did Any How!



What, there is no Freedom of Speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC?

Thank you to these Patriotic school kids who would not be deterred from knowing what is right … Watch the VIDEO below and know that there is HOPE for the future!

What has this country come to when it is considered a crime and civil disobedience if school children sing the United States National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial? Congratulation to the school kids for standing their ground and doing the right thing in singing the national anthem in the United States of America and damn where they felt like it.


Not only did the school kids sing, but others visiting the Lincoln Memorial as well

A news flash to the DC idiots who made any such law and the fool police oofficer trying to enforce Fascism … Patriotism is not a demonstration!

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 America’s Foundation. “I was taken aback. You wouldn’t expect a display of national patriotism to be censored.”

Talk about one opf the most ignorant, lack of common sense PC nonsense that might have ever been made. The singing of the American National Anthem is considered a demonstration. WHAT!!! It must remain neutral, neutral to what? Is the national anthem at a US President’s memorial going to offend some one?

U.S. Park Police confirmed that the students were in violation of federal law and their impromptu performance constituted a demonstration in an area that must remain “completely content neutral.”

“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.”

Get this, in some idiots infinite wisdom it is deemed ok to do what these patriotic school children were doing 25 steps away. UNREAL! KUDOS to the school kids for standing their ground, not moving an inch and continuing to sing.

Schlosser said the students would have been in compliance had they moved approximately 25 steps from where they were standing.

“It’s not the content of their activity – that being the national anthem – it’s the location,” he said. “A couple steps and it would have been no problem whatsoever.”

Instead of doing as they were instructed, Gassman said the students resumed the song – an impromptu form of civil disobedience.


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  • Comments

    21 Responses to “US School Children Told to Stop Singing National Anthem at Lincoln Memorial … They Did Any How!”

    1. Addiction Analyst on August 10th, 2010 12:55 pm

      It is good that we are praising these young people for their civil disobedience, but if it weren’t singing the national anthem, but protesting the war or sliding out of an emergency shoot after being fed up with poor working conditions, would we still sing these praises? I hope we can see that the real win comes from not being suppressed in any form. That everyone should have the right to free expression.
      SM: Wow, talk about completely missing the point. Civil disobedience and a demonstration is not singing the National Anthem on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the USA. What you are refering to would have been.

      Freedom of expresion is not the National Anthem … that would be called patriotism.

    2. Brenda on August 10th, 2010 1:14 pm

      This is worse than socialism. It’s out and out forced marxism being shoved down our collective throats while most sit back too afraid to speak.

      Funny because just a year or so ago I was at a high school football game where the anthem was being sung and the moment of silence we still have here in VA. A few younger students were still hamming it up and I marched over and STRONGLY told them to shut up and have respect. They shut up asap. If someone had told ME to stop singing along or saying the pledge..I’d have screamed it at the top of my lungs about 20 times. Yup..I’m a bitch…but a patriotic one :P

    3. A Texas Grandfather on August 10th, 2010 2:18 pm

      Thanks for bringing this to the publics’ attention.

      It is time that real people began to take a hard look at the processes and proceedures used by the park service to maintain order. It is beginning to look like a bunch of PC idiots are currently running things.

      Good for the young people for standing their ground and not giving up their rights to free speech.

    4. Greg the Mongoose on August 10th, 2010 3:43 pm

      No Freedom left. You can not sing, and show your
      Patriotism without breaking the law. We our finished. Unless we has a new American Revolution to restore our rights.

    5. Greg the Mongoose on August 10th, 2010 3:43 pm

      No Freedom left. You can not sing, and show your
      Patriotism without breaking the law. We our finished. Unless we have a new American Revolution to restore our rights.

    6. Claudia Nelson on August 10th, 2010 6:36 pm

      I am no longer willing to take some “Barney Fife’s” word for it that 25 steps away it was OK because “they were breaking Federal law.” I was unable to FIND this law on the books. I want to know WHEN it was establish, where it’s codified and HOW it came about!? I want to know WHERE DO I FIND THIS SO-CALLED LAW?

    7. Scared Monkeys on August 10th, 2010 7:12 pm

      I wonder if the kids had receited the The Gettysburg Address out loud if that would have been considered breaking the law.

      I might just have to do that the next time i am in DC.

    8. brie. on August 10th, 2010 8:43 pm

      Obama probably made that up…he didn’t like the singing of the National Anthem…because he is not an American citizen…why haven’t we seen any documents on his name change…everything concerning his background is locked and sealed away…what does that say?????????? We have every right to know!!!!!!!!!!

    9. J Rookie on August 10th, 2010 10:06 pm

      Our high school singing group had the exact same experiance in 1972 when I was 17. We were booted for singing the Natl. Anthem. You need a permit to sing there, or speak there. They’re right in having it that way. This is a MEMORIAL, Sacred ground. Plus, if you can sing the Natl. Anthem, then you can recite Hitler as well. I have no problem with this. As You can see, this policy has been in effect for a long time.
      SM: You would compare singing the US national anthem in the USA near the memorial of a US President to receiting Hilter. You are joking I hope? It is idiotic.

      Like I said, the next time I am in Dc I am going to receit the Ghettysburg Address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and see if that gets me in trouble. If it does … you shall see me on Fox News the following day.

    10. flippy on August 10th, 2010 11:22 pm

      Red -

      Have you ever been to Lincoln Memorial? When I was there (15 years ago-ish) you were politely shushed for speaking in a normal tone of voice. It is a place of reflection.

      This group of students were trolling for a confrontation and they got one. Patriotism is in your heart, in they clearly showed that their desire for the appearance of patriotism outweighed their actual respect for the forum.
      SM: I have been to the Lincoln Memorial on numerous occasions.
      “Its a place of reflection” … isn’t reflection in the heart of the beholder? If one is moved to start singing and is overwhelemed with patriotism, that is their own form of reflection.

      Oh, suddenly you know what was in the hearts and minds of these students as you say they were looking for confrontation. How precious. Maybe you would like to next share with us the winning LOTTO #’s since you are a mind reader.

      I find it comical that you do not think singing the American National Anthem at the memorial of one of the USA’a greatest Presidents respectful. Boy didn’t you just give yourself away.

      And yes, I would like to see what the Parks police are going to do if one respectfully reflects and reads the Ghettysberg Address at the Lincoln Memorial.

    11. Patrick on August 11th, 2010 1:59 am

      Where exactly does it indicate Obama was involved? It doesn’t. He’s an American citizen and claiming otherwise makes you look ridiculously ignorant.

    12. super dave on August 11th, 2010 7:22 am

      these kids should be rewarded for patriotism but those like #’s 11 &1 would see them crushed under the foot of a dictator that they worship like a false god.

    13. Clay Boggess on August 11th, 2010 9:04 am

      It’s a shame that we are all having to talk about this in the first place. I can’t think of a more appropriate place to sing the National Anthem!

    14. NGBoston on August 11th, 2010 11:01 am

      Amazing how many missed the point of this post.

      Brie—-Give up the birthing crap and this had nothing to do with Obama.

      Getting back to the point of PATRIOTISIM- Bravo to these children! Many should take note and continue follow in their footsteps.

      Honor America, honor our National Anthem, and give praise and credit where credit is due! Pretty simple.

    15. LynneinMd. on August 11th, 2010 11:31 am

      Love it, go kids. God Bless America.

    16. flippy on August 11th, 2010 2:12 pm

      The winning LOTTO numbers are 4 8 15 16 23 42

      I find it comical that you do not think singing the American National Anthem at the memorial of one of the USA’a greatest Presidents respectful. Boy didn’t you just give yourself away.
      Give myself away? As what exactly? I guess you are the mind reader now. I am not hiding anything, I stated my position in the most forthcoming way I could think of.

      But, since you seem to think I am holding back, here goes.

      “I think there are way too many people looking for things to be upset about. I think this group of kids knew the rules and decided to break the rules in order to call attention to themselves. I think that if a public display of patriotism was their goal, then the leaders of their outing (who MUST have known the rule before they got there) would have placed them 25 feet away, and left those kids with a solid feel-good memory BUT instead they placed them on the steps so that they could generate a you-tube video and now we are here.”

      Fact: They were told the rule that they weren’t allowed to sing in that exact spot
      Fact: They sang in that exact spot anyway
      Fact: They are patriots whether they sang where they stood, or if they sang 25 feet away, or if they didn’t sing at all…that is in their heart not their actions.
      Fact: The rule is not new, and is pretty uniformly enforced.

    17. flippy on August 11th, 2010 2:47 pm

      Sorry, one more comment. I do understand where your point of view, and in the whole I agree with you. Perhaps this was a true “impromptu song” and I am wrong about that part. I don’t think I am, but it is certainly possible.

      I find it comical that you do not think singing the American National Anthem at the memorial of one of the USA’a greatest Presidents respectful.

      I do think it respectful of the USA and of Lincoln, but not of the rule, and by the transitive property it is not respectful of the expectations of the other visitors.

      I guess my problem with the reaction to this video is the “Our world is ending” attitude that has become so common this past year, when in fact there is nothing new here except more people looking for reasons to be upset.

    18. flippy on August 11th, 2010 3:03 pm

      Note I tried posting the entire context of the rule, but it didn’t appear. ANyway, here is they key point:


      7.96(g)(3)(ii)(A)-(D). The Park Service’s stated goal in prohibiting demonstrations at these four
      monuments is “protecting legitimate security and park value interests, including the maintenance
      of an atmosphere of calm, tranquility, and reverence in the vicinity of [these] memorials.” 41
      Fed. Reg. 12879, 12880 (Mar. 29, 1976).

    19. flippy on August 11th, 2010 3:41 pm

      It is not the demonstration that must be “content neutral”, it is that demonstrations are prohibited regardless of content.

      Thus the prohibition is content neutral, NOT that they only allow content-neutral demonstrations.

    20. Wolf on August 12th, 2010 1:56 pm

      Thanks for the info Flippy…..I’m sure they’ll find something wrong…or it’s un-american, and Obama must have somehow enacted this law within the past year and a half..because he’s anti american.

    21. paul on August 14th, 2010 3:56 pm

      Content nuetral??? LOL are you serious??? So they could “Baby Got Back” but not the anthem??? Yeah try it in court mother******* ((edit))

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