Local student organization hosts 'burial' for our constitutional rights at Halloween-themed protest
POSTED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A student group at LSU held a 'burial' of sorts and 'mourned' our lost liberties.
The campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty set up a graveyard in front of the student union for rights they say we've lost.
There were tombstones for freedom of speech, freedom of the press, privacy, and more.
The students who put them up say America has gone away from the principles it was based on, and that we need to focus more on the rights spelled out in the constitution.
"You know, there are certain inalienable rights - that's always been what America was founded on,” stated Jacob Irving with YAL. “We've got a right to drum up public support and drum up attention, and if no one else is going to do it, we'll draw attention to it."
The group said that the recent spying scandal shows how little freedom Americans actually have.