Many Americans forget the lengths to which their forefathers revolted against oppression. When you actually compare the founders complaints against King George and the current laws citizens are forced to live under, they would be astonished that over almost 250 years, Americans have become so content watching big government revoke their rights. CBS News reports on a small Massachusetts town that has finally had enough:
Nearly 100 people attended a meeting at the South Humarock Civic Association Clubhouse. At the meeting, some residents went so far as to call Scituate town officials “Fascists,” and say Humarock needs to break away.
The latest aggravation began earlier this month, when residents claim the town was heavy-handed in enforcing a ban on bonfires.
“That was a full military operation… I mean hummers up and down the beach, state police helicopters, horseback, bomb squad, [and] a command post up the center,” said Fred Hayden, who owns a summer home in Humarock.
During Independence Day celebrations on July 3, State Police troopers were called in to help maintain order in the mostly senior-citizen community. A 70-year-old man says they used excessive force when arresting him, leaving his arms bruised and wrists bleeding.
Langlolies described his experience with law enforcement on the 3rd as overkill. He claims he was playing patriotic music when town officials marched onto his private property and unplugged his stereo. Langlolies says an officer then crushed the plug to keep him from starting the music again.
“What’s occurring down here is a slow deterioration of our constitutional rights,” said another Humarock resident speaking at the meeting.
Sparks has been urging his neighbors to secede from Scituate for 15 years. A new town hasn’t formed in the Bay State in almost a century, but the idea is gaining traction in Humarock.