April 13th marked Thomas Jefferson's birthday, to celebrate a group of like minded people choose to exercise their freedom of expression by openly dancing at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. While admittedly they were not the best of dancers (see video found here) clearly they were remaining peaceful and not harming anyone as evident in the video. Along come the police and arrests at least one protester (see video here), Brooke Oberwetter for dancing while asking the rest to leave the grounds of the memorial.
What would Thomas Jefferson say if he were alive and witnessed those dancing in his honor being tossed out and arrested from his very own memorial on the day of remembrance for his birth?
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. - Thomas Jefferson