latest link round-up

It’s become nearly impossible to keep up with the flow of links, but we’ll continue to try. If you’ve written about the Jefferson 1, and we happened to miss you, drop me a line at

In the meantime, here are some of the latest shout-outs:

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Blog: The Jefferson 1 and the Rule of Law

Phyrfight: Jefferson Rolling In His Grave

AK’s Rapid Fire: You Can Get Arrested for Dancing?

The New Hampshire Free Press: Dancing for Freedom in Public Will Get You Arrested

Don’t Look At Me!!!: Jefferson Memorial Dishonored….By Capital Police

That’s Rock N Roll For Ya: D.C. Woman Arrested for Asking Police the ‘Wrong’ Question

Magnolia Sitter: Come on people now!

The Lippard Blog: Arrested for dancing to celebrate freedom

North Texas Liberal: woman arrested for dancing on jefferson memorial

The Old Eighteen: Dance Dance American Revolution

New Jersey Libertarian News: Birthday Celebration Leads to Arrest

American Power: The Jefferson Memorial Fascist Jackboot Controversy

The LRC Blog: Orwell update Free the Jefferson 1

Emopage: Free the Jefferson 1!

Penn Libertarian Association: Free the Jefferson 1!


Gordon R. Durand at Zeta Woof appears to prefer the Jefferson 1’s own four-year-old Spectator story on “our nation’s top dog” to my piece on the Memorial incident. Come to think of it, I probably do, too.


Over at Third Party Watch, sometime-D.C. gadfly Stephen Gordon republished our slightly amended version of the Declaration:

WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the ability to quietly listen to 80s hip-hop in the Jefferson Memorial—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Governed—yeah that’s right, we said BY THE GOVERNED—that whenever any agent of the Government becomes obstructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to get all kinds of pissed off. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Laws long established (read First Amendment) should not be ignored for light and transient Causes; and that “bopping” silently to Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock is one of lightest and most transient of causes we’ve ever heard of.


And a special thanks to the Riggs Dispatch for spreading the word about the defense fund. The site is maintained by Mike Loren Riggs, a former reporter with Philadelphia’s Daily Bulletin