#OccupyNashville Protests NDAA, to Hold Mock Funeral for Bill of Rights
Occupying Legislative Plaza Since Oct. 7, 2011
For Immediate Release
Dec. 20, 2011
Occupy Nashville Protests Legislative Passage of NDAA; Plans Mock Funeral for the Bill of Rights
Occupy Nashville will be holding a call to action on Wednesday, Dec. 21 in support of our country’s Bill of Rights, which is under direct assault by our elected representatives, attempting to pass the National Defense Authorization Act. An article inBusiness Insider put it aptly:
Annoy the government too much, or criticize Congress’ infinite wisdom and mercy, and you may find yourself in military prison for the remainder of your life, without access to a trial or attorney. Even if you’re an American citizen on US soil.
This is a brave new world. Watch what you say. Be mindful of who you associate with. You may criticize your government within the privacy of your own home, amongst close family or friends, but do not post negative comments online. Do not assemble. Do not protest. Do not agitate. Do not give “comfort” to the “enemy.”
This is a sad day for all of us. All of our military spending, all of our fortresses and moats, and it turns out democracy was attacked from within, the historians will write someday. We didn’t even see it coming.
We strongly encourage all citizens to contact the White House before this disastrous bill is signed into law. The time to act is now.
Bill O.F. Rights, 1789-2011
Mr. Bill O.F. Rights, born Aug. 21, 1789, was brutally murdered Dec. 14, 2011, in the line of duty. While attempting to protect innocent citizens from the threat of oppression, Mr. Rights was approached by a large gang of men known to locals as the “senators.” The gang taunted and threatened Rights for weeks. When he attempted to defend himself a second and even larger gang known as “the house” joined in the melee. Mr. Rights was heard screaming and pleading for his life but his cries for help were ignored by the public at large. When he was taken to the hospital, bleeding out, he was left unattended by hospital staff. Dr. Obama, attending physician, failed to come to his aid.
Mr. Rights lies in state at Legislative Plaza in Nashville for public viewing. Services for Mr. Rights will be held at the plaza on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. His funeral cortege will proceed to Riverfront park where he will be committed to the sea via the Cumberland River. Mr. Rights is survived by Occupy Nashville, Occupy Tennessee, Occupy Wall Street and Occupy the Globe.