Olbermann rains on Commonwealth Foundation’s parade

Alas, the Live Free PA fundraiser, which featured the opportunity to shoot guns at a car bearing “anti-Freedom messages,” has been canceled. This comes a few days after the Commonwealth Foundation was featured in Countdown’s “Woooooorst persooooonnnnns in the wooorrrrrrrrrrrrrllldddd!” segment for sponsoring the event.

Here’s a press release from Matt Brouillette:

HARRISBURG, PA (05.04.10)Commonwealth Foundation president and CEO Matthew J. Brouillette released the following statement regarding the postponement of the 2nd annual LiveFreePA, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 8:

“In the 11th hour, under intense pressure from those who would deny the freedoms in the First and Second Amendments, the host of the Commonwealth Foundation’s second annual LiveFreePA celebration pulled the plug. Due to the short notice, the Commonwealth Foundation will reschedule LiveFreePA for the fall, at a club that stands tall for our rights and freedoms.

The Elstonville Sportsmen’s Association’s decision is regrettable, but more regrettable are the attacks on this lighthearted and safe event by left-wing pundits and gun control advocates. This reminds us all that if the inalienable rights of citizens to express and protect themselves are to survive, those who cherish them must remain firm against those who seek to erode or limit those rights. This incident underscores how vulnerable our freedom truly is, and the need to celebrate and defend it anew.”


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Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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