The Gross National Debt

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I hope you dance

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Planned dance routines, such as those which require a choreographer but not limited to that, is a form of protected free speech and can be copyrighted.
Wow! Now that's a pole dancer!

Didja know that? Well know you do.

Despite these protections, an appeals court has ruled that free form dance is an inappropriate form of public speech when done at certain national monument sites.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/30/jefferson-memorial-dancing-arrests_n_868719.html

Look at the videos.

Was it THAT necessary to lean on the guy's head as he was arrested?

Before you say yes or say now, unless you are a police officer can you adequately answer that question? Not being a police office, I cannot adequately speak to that. I can tell you I have interviewed officers who went to make a mundane arrest-traffic stop-whatever and wound up fighting for their lives.

Not all the officers survived such encounters for me to be able to interview them.
Use of necessary force is justified.

That aside, I think dance is appropriate event at the national monuments. Cultures around the world use dance as a form of expression. Some dances are a form of introspection, reflection and contemplation. Some dances are for praise, some to express sorrow. Dance can be used to pay tribute to honor and in rare cases insult and denigrate. Some dances, yes, are designed to draw attention. Some dances are just a free form expression of the mood the music inspires.

I have been known to engage in an activity that can be called dance only in the very loosest of terms, and almost always under the influence of a byproduct of yeast growth. Full body muscles spasms is a more apt description of the body movements which overtook me at those times.
Nor should yours be negotiable.

To say it was not pretty is to say our current president has not kept all his promises.

Regardless, it was me, it was mine and it was a form of free speech.

As dance is a silent form of communication, it's pretty hard to know what the dancer is trying to communicate unless you know what music is driving the dance - if there is any music.

By saying people cannot dance at the national monument sites, the appeals court has ruled free speech at these places is not allowed.

I can't support that idea. Free speech means free speech, including dance even at the nation's monuments.

I hope you dance.

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