Muncie, IN – In a stunning move, the Indiana State Fire Marshal is demanding that business owners who provide live entertainment obtain a permit from the Department of Homeland Security.
Their authority? The Patriot Act.
The owner of Folly Moon, a 48-seat hamburger restaurant in downtown Muncie, will have to defend his rights at a commission hearing on Friday, August 2 – to gain the approval of state and federal government in order to stage live musical performances. (click here)
His question to the world. Where will they stop? His point.
This has been done before, in 1933, with the enactment and enforcement of Hitler's Race Laws.
One reader wrote:
Bill Bevington – July 27
Hitler did it a bit differently. He had all musicians register for a permit. (as opposed to venues) Here is a quote from an article: “After the race laws of 1933, the Reichsmusikkammer (Reich Music Chamber) required a registry of all German musicians. As a result, hundreds of talented composers had their work deliberately suppressed and careers ended simply because their race or style of music offended the Third Reich. By 1938, examples of degenerate music were on display at the Entarte Musik Exhibit for the public to view. Famous works by Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Schoenberg were used as examples of unacceptable music. A generation of incredibly innovative and promising musicians was virtually excluded from its place in music history.” The article can be found here –> http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/arts/musDegen.htm