For those of you who are not aware, the boston MBTA (the subway authority) has recently banned all buskers from its area unless they now meet its exacting criteria.
Now while there are rules governing buskers, this new legislation is backed up by a 9/11 commision who feel they are a threat to security. Now I am normally a moderate person in politics but this act has outraged me.
As an American citizen I have no problems with the laws governing the safety of my or any other country, but I find it surprisingly curious that this legislation pops up 2 years after the fact. I am disgusted that anyone would try to use this atrocity upon my country as a reason to ban performers from a public area that has always been open to them.
you can read more about this at:
While I do not even perform in this area, I have seen other Magicians and a lot of other performer's working here This smacks of cenorship at its worst, cloaked in a veil of "Protecting us against terrorism". That and now the MBTA can shut down anyone they want under the guise of national security, regardless of whether or not you have a permit.
I would probaly not be so insulted if this had not been brought about as a 9/11 act.
Sorry, but as a city that was the birthplace of American Freedom, I needed to get this off my chest, and frankly warn others that if this law/act/whatever passes this may be coming to your city soon as well.
For those who are also disgusted by this you may feel free to sign a petition against it at:
Thanks for everyones help,