Penn State University has risen into infamy with this latest event. Wednesday, after a new fallen snow a group of freshmen students came dressed in their best winter garb for a fun time of snowball throwing when “what to their wondering eyes did appear” but policemen with cuffs in hand, ready to arrest them like “bad” people for just having fun.
What? What? Are you kidding? In the land of the brave and the free it is now illegal to throw snowballs? Yes indeed, it would appear the police have taken it upon themselves to mark this snowball throwing “offense” as “Disorderly Conduct – Throwing Items” as you can see in an actual screen shot of the police report on Onward State.
Has the Pennsylvania State government gone mad? Well, if you don't believe in snowball fights, then maybe it seems like law and order to you. For the rest who see this as a major intrusion and violation of a persons right to “pursue happiness,” this is not freedom. Do images of “Tyranny”, a “Dictatorship” or even the “Iron Curtain” come to your mind when you hear students are told they can't “throw” a snowball?
These are very important things to think about, and remaining quiet will not solve an intrusion into the lives of a once free people. It was only just a few years back that Penn State held an annual snowball fight. What do you think? Is this taking the law just a little too far? Or worse, superimposing a crime on something “not criminal”? Since when is “throwing items” a crime? Watch out baseball, football and volleyball; the list could go on and on. Has an overreaching government started making criminals out of us all? You decide.
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