What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 28, 2010

41 years ago today

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

Forty-one years ago today a series of spontaneous riots broke out at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The rioters were protesting yet another police raid of the Stonewall -- a gay bar.

The riots mark the beginning of the gay rights movement -- the moment when an oppressed minority struck back against government abuse.

Lord help us if this day is remembered in the future as Gun Rights Day....

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