Tuesday, April 15, 2008

PSA: Free the Jefferson 1 Video Now Online

I wrote the other day about the rather disturbing arrest at the Jefferson Memorial for silly dancing. The video is now online, and it's pretty clear that there was no basis for the arrest other than a fear of nonconformity. It's also pretty clear from the video (as well as the dedicated website, Free the Jefferson 1) that Julian Sanchez's admonition that hijinks will ensue is pretty much dead-on accurate.

Megan McArdle also points out that there is officially a plan to recreate the 10-minute Jefferson dance-a-thon beginning this Saturday night as a form of protest. If it weren't for the fact that I could become a father any day now, I'd gladly make the trip down to DC to join in. If you're in that vicinity this weekend, I highly recommend paying your homage to liberty.