The Crystal Lake Gala Committee criticized the Fox Valley Libertarian Party for its innovative criticism of the Homeland Security under the Patriot Act in 2005.
This led to the party’s sitting out the 2006 parade and the banning of the McHenry County Peace Group in 2007 for a sign about the Iraq War that Crystal Lake Gala Parade Committee members found distasteful.
This year the Libertarians marched in Elgin’s Independence Day Parade.
In 2005, the Libertarians marched behind a banner saying,
The brown shirt even arrested Uncle Sam.
Those arrested were put in a jail on the float.
GIVE UP ESSENTIAL
LIBERTY TO OBTAIN
A LITTLE TEMPORARY
Elgin’s entry was less politically challenging.
The 2005 Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade came from the Fox Valley Libertarian Party web site.
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