Brattleboro Chooses Freedom
In the town of Brattleboro, VT, the national publicity attracted a few people from other states who were tired of the police state control of our lives from cradle to grave. One man from Arizona traveled all the way to VT for the freedom to walk naked. it was about personal freedom. Some merchants in Brattleboro complained that naked men walking down the street were bad for business, so the SelectBoard passed a temporary “emergency” ordinance limiting nudity (requiring clothing) on its main streets and other parts of the town. The “emergency” ordinance lasted for 30 days and was extended for another 30 days while people in the town debated individual freedom vs. state control. In the end, freedom won in Brattleboro, Vermont. In a 3-2 vote the SelectBoard rejected a proposal to make the emergency ordinance permanent. It will expire at the end of the 60 days, and freedom of dress or undress will return. Read story here
Many other states have laws similar to that in Vermont. Washington state, for example, only prohibits nudity if there is an intent to cause distress to someone else. But the police state in other places is unwilling to obey the law and captures law abiding men for simple nudity. They blue gun thugs use brutality, intimidation, harassment, beatings, and arrest to enforce police state control of our lives, including our clothing, even though the law allows us to make our own individual decision. Just last month in Seattle, WA, the blue gun thugs attacked participants in a “Naked Bike Ride” event that had official permits from the city park department and had been coordinated with traffic control authorities. The blue gun thugs of Seattle, WA, beat up and caged three men who had broken no law.
Bob is encouraged by the decision of the SelectBoard in Brattleboro, VT. It’s one small decision for personal freedom. We need to get the blue gun thugs off our backs and out of our lives. What a free man chooses to wear or not on a hot summer day is nobody’s business but his own.