"V" Meets The Secret Service
From: IndyMedia via We The People Foundation
" On Monday, November 6, 2006, "V" visited security checkpoints at the White House, the main Treasury, IRS and Justice Department Buildings and the Capitol. "V"'s purpose was to deliver the People's Petitions for Redress of Grievances relating to the Goverment's violations of the war powers, tax, privacy and money clauses of the Constitution, and to inform key goverment officials that at least 100 more "V" 's would be at their doorstep on November 14th (today) expecting a response to the Petitions.
When an agent asked if "V" would remove his mask for identification purposes, "V" explained that that would defeat the very purpose of the mask, which was to give expression to the fact that the nation was becoming a police state, that too many people were becoming afraid to be identified as dissenters or protestors, and that this was not in the long term interest of a free people. The agents accepted the veracity of "V" 's message and refrained from veering "V" from his vanguard visit as the vox populi.
Many law enforment agents dutifully responded to the first impression security concerns caused by "V" 's dramatic and startling presence at the seat of govermental power. All but one who confronted "V" were generally pleasant, professional and ultimately respectful of the voraciously valued Rights of peaceful protest, dissent and Petition that "V" was claiming and exercising. Unfortunately, there was one agent who, either out of vanity, vice, or emotional instability, believed his vows of service and badge would vindicate his use of violence where clearly none was justified.
One Secret Service agent near the White House, even after he and all the other agents had recognized that the toy daggers in "V" 's belt were plastic and part of the costume, and despite the clearly peaceful and non-threatening behavior of "V" the officer forcefully seized the plastic daggers from "V" 's belt. After a bit of mental gymnastics between the agent and "V", amid the growing public spectacle and peer pressure from his fellow officers(who voiced their agreement with "V" 's logic and assertion of his Rights), "V" eventually prevailed over the vexed officer and succeeded in securing the return of the toy daggers."
..."At "V" 's request, a Secret Service agent called up to the White House to ask if someone would come to the gate to accept service of the papers. After 20 minutes or so, word came to the gate house that the papers should be mailed to the President. This was done the next day."
Watch the streaming video documenting "V" 's visit to the Capitol and his valiant efforts to Petition the goverment.