“I find you out of order.”

Via on Dec 20, 2011

This is what democracy looks like.

Father Nathan Monk tells the City Council, “We have the right to redress our government without fear of being arrested,” and is nearly arrested. {Reddit}

I’m actually heartened by this. An intelligent, respected member of the community who knows his rights, and reacts to immaturity without aggression? Thanks for the example, Father Nathan Monk—and thank you to the Councilwoman who rises in protest. ~ ed.

Father Nathan Monk at Pensacola City Counci.

“I am an American citizen. I’m not the one that’s doing this. I have a constitutional right to be here.”

“I’m leaving. I am leaving this chamber as you are in violation of the People’s 1st Amendment right…I will be outside…”

The action starts at 2:55, but worth watching the whole thing:

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Father Nathan Monk tells the City Council, “We have the right to redress our government without fear of being arrested,” and is nearly arrested. Read the article: http://www.pensacoladigest.com/2011/12/council-urges-civility-threatens-pries…

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2 Responses to ““I find you out of order.””

  1. randolphr says:

    It was so much easier when we had the divine power of kings to believe in …… Oh Superman … Oh Judge … Oh Mom & Dad

  2. Roger Wolsey Roger Wolsey says:

    Rev. Monk is one calm, cool, and collected gent! A truly wonderful witness and role model for the rest of us.

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