Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security says its illegal to freely play music the United States

I am not sure the context of this, but perhaps Homeland Security has confused its mandate with that of ASCAP?  If anyone else knows what this is about let me know... -AK

July 20, 2013
Posted by Michael Martin

The Department of Homeland Security (An agency enacted through the Patriot Act) is now demanding through enforcement from The State Fire Marshalls that ALL LIVE MUSIC PLAYED IN THE UNITED STATES MUST HAVE A PERMIT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.This is an outrage to freedom and the ideals of The American people and our quickly evaporating rights.

This is just the start to the reality of what The Department of Homeland Security is going to do to the American citizens. The DHS is actually saying it is illegal to play music or operate a business where music is played for any reason without paying The Department of Homeland Security, and giving them much personal and private information. If The DHS can regulate the performance of a song where do you think they will stop? The fact is they won’t!

The Department of Homeland Security does not have the jurisdiction to enforce laws in The United States. They have purposefully and misleadingly attached themselves to The Fire Marshall to circumvent American constitutional rights and automatically give themselves jurisdiction in every business in The United States. This is enforced through the Fire Marshall’s inspection of commercial public businesses.

Please stand with me, American Citizens everywhere, and business owners in demanding that we will not allow The Department of Homeland Security in our businesses and homes. We need all US Citizens and our elected officials to stand united against the unlawful abuses of The Department of Homeland Security and this increasingly fascist government. The Patriot Act is the only reason The Department of Homeland Security has any jurisdiction. This is intentional. This is the first bold and aggressive move by them. Please stand with us! Our children and grandchildren need us!

I and my business Folly Moon (a restaurant in downtown Muncie, IN) have a hearing with The Department of Homeland Security at The Indiana State House on Friday Aug. 2nd at 10a.m.


  1. Completely misleading topic and discussion. This has NOTHING to do with the DHS and is about the INDIANA DHS.
    Wonder who will notice , and how many people will express outrage without examining the source.

  2. The situation, which involves the Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security (not the Federal agency), is about health & safety inspections of show venues (which for whatever damned reason has been tasked to the IDHS in Indiana). It has nothing to do with “free music” and everything to do with trying to prevent a repeat of, say, the 2011 Rhode Island night club fire (where a hundred patrons were killed). The Indiana Licensed Beverage Association is fighting this… as such business organisations have fought against inspection laws for as long as such have existed on the books.

    Here’s a news article on the conflict:

  3. 30 Arrested in Wisconsin State Capitol for Singing Against Governor Walker
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    Solidarity Sing Along plays a violin
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    on Monday.
    The sing along, which began in March 2011
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