"Dancing in Jefferson Memorial? Our Founding Father Would Approve"

"We can’t know for sure what Thomas Jefferson would have thought of the arrests Saturday of five people who were dancing in his memorial. According to reports, they were grooving in silence to protest an earlier court ruling banning dance within the Jefferson Memorial.

The arrests sparked outrage galore, complete with viral videos on YouTube of the forceful police response. But overlooked is the utter irony of outlawing dance in the name of the third president. After all, this is the man who netted this nation a dance heritage with the Louisiana Purchase."

Sarah Kaufman reports for the Washington Post May 31, 2011.


Video of police silencing protestors (You Tube)


Source: Wash Post, 06/01/2011