This is a sideways continuation of my earlier post: Some Mythology of the Solidarity Sing Along.
Governor Walker insists the Solidarity Sing Along apply for a permit, as does Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, as does the Capitol Police…and they all assure the Solidarity Sing Along that they will be issued the required permit if they would only apply. Now the participants in the Solidarity Sing Along will not apply for a permit on a number of grounds. The primary one being that they don’t need a permit because they are protected by both the US and Wisconsin Constitutions!
Now quite frankly I don’t care if the Solidarity Sing Along participants apply for a permit or not. If they want to ignore the administrative rules that require the permit…and ignore the court ruling that allows the Department of Administration and the Capitol Police to continue to arrest them…well good for them for standing their ground.
But something got lost in translation here…the Singers have allowed themselves to be sidetracked from the very reason they meet in the rotunda at noon every weekday. They are protesting Act 10, the War on Women, Voting Rights, Health Care and the other onerous positions foisted on Wisconsin by the Walker Administration…it didn’t start out being about Constitutional Rights and it isn’t about Constitutional Rights. It’s about what kind of state we all want to live in!