Music Video: The Clash – I Fought the Law

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Way back in the middle of The Cold War, May 1st was declared Law Day.  History.com describes what happened:

On this day in 1958, President Eisenhower proclaims Law Day to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America. Three years later, Congress followed suit by passing a joint resolution establishing May 1 as Law Day.

The idea of a Law Day had first been proposed by the American Bar Association in 1957. The desire to suppress the celebration of May 1, or May Day, as International Workers’ Day aided in Law Day’s creation. May Day had communist overtones in the minds of many Americans, because of its celebration of working people as a governing class in the Soviet Union and elsewhere.

So today it seems total appropriate to feature I Fought the Law by The Clash.

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