Park “Rules” Sign Summarizes Sorry State Of Freedom On Independence Day
Many Americans see no point in celebrating anything
July 4, 2013
A picture of a “JULY 4TH PARK RULES” notice, posted to the internet today perfectly sums up the sorry state of freedom in the nation as American celebrate their Independence today.
While the sign outwardly bans any fireworks, barbecues or alcohol, you would think that it would still leave intact the right to celebrate the freedomy and independencey parts of July 4th. Not so.
The sign notifies anyone entering the park that police overlords will be rummaging around inside their bags and coolers, and that “The entire park is under video surveillance.”
Well, that kind of wraps it up for July 4th then.
The sign appeared in Lakewood Ohio, following a set of rules put into place by the parks division of the municipal government.
The video surveillance isn’t even aimed at crime, primarily because there is none. In 2010, Lakewood was named one of the top suburbs in the country to visit. In the same year, Bloomberg Businessweek also described Lakewood as one of the best places to “raise your kids”. In other words, it is above and beyond a typical American suburb, yet the Constitution still no longer seems to have any effect there.
The image was uploaded to the Imgur website under the title “No Fun Here, Move Along.” Angry residents and disgruntled Americans in general reacted with fury: