Sunday, March 7, 2010

GNB Late Night: Amazing Grace Protest

According to KOMO News and the AP:
College students took to the state Capitol on Thursday [4 March 2010] to protest against deep cuts in education funding.

The students from Evergreen State College went into the Capitol building and sang, interrupting legislators on the floor.

Sen. Mike Carrell was speaking was speaking on the floor, discussing House Joint Resolution 4220, when he was gaveled quiet amid the noise from the gallery.

The students were warned and the Sergeant at Arms began escorting some of the students out.
Amazing Grace Take 2
lyrics by Victoria Larkin

Amazing Grace no longer flows,
Dammed up by greed so crude.
I once could eat, but now I find
I cant afford the food.

The bright young minds of our country
Now wake to meet their doom;
So why should we apply to school,
When close ahead lies gloom?

What will we say in years ahead
When strewn across the land
Are wretches poor in heart and soul,
By greedy robbers damned?
Remember, Aristocracy
Made bank from others toil.
I say we have the right to fruits
Weve grown on Natures soil.

Aloud, lament all ye who hope
To have a better life;
If our priorities dont change
We all will end in strife.

Awaken Creativity,
and doom we may waylay!
Lets make a plan while we still can
And birth a better day!

(h/t Will Shetterly, it's all one thing)