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Town Moves To Ban Free Speech in Private Homes, Group Meetings
YouTube ^ | 7/20/2011 | me

Posted on 07/20/2011 9:53:46 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear

Unbelievable!!!! Notice the the CC member says that everything is controlled.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: arkansas; constitution; freedomofspeech; tyranny

1 posted on 07/20/2011 9:53:49 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VP6TMd5e_o&feature=share


2 posted on 07/20/2011 9:54:16 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Can you share any details about this for those of us who are unable to watch videos at this time? Thank you.


3 posted on 07/20/2011 9:55:54 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

apparently it’s gould, arkansas.


4 posted on 07/20/2011 9:57:03 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: NEMDF

Here ya’ go. Just ran across this:

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/arkansas-town-seeks-to-ban-free-speech-for-residents


5 posted on 07/20/2011 9:58:58 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: NEMDF

City council is pushing for a law (the major refuses to sign it) that restricts any group from forming anywhere that doesn’t first get CC approval. This applies to groups meeting in homes or wherever.


6 posted on 07/20/2011 10:00:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: ScottinVA

I’d love to see them try to enforce this “law.” FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY is the right they seem to have forgotten.


7 posted on 07/20/2011 10:01:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Next step is of course ‘banning any not pre-approved thoughts’.

And that led to the children telling tales on their parents, their teachers, etc. in China. It is not as if we haven’t seen this before.


8 posted on 07/20/2011 10:02:01 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

......Fox reports that even the city attorney tried to tell the council the proposal was illegal and violated the First Amendment. In return for his advice, Fox reported that “members tried to fire him.”


9 posted on 07/20/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Kudos to this mayor. He seems like a good guy.

The city council is obviously a bunch of sh*t-for-brains.


10 posted on 07/20/2011 10:02:43 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Carelessness on James Madison’s part. He forbade Congress from passing a law abridging the freedom of speech, but forget to say anything about local governments.


11 posted on 07/20/2011 10:03:09 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ScottinVA
Screw 'em. Let's see them enforce it.

They need to be very careful of what they do next. People are fed up.

12 posted on 07/20/2011 10:03:41 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“He forbade Congress from passing a law abridging the freedom of speech, but forget to say anything about local governments.”

The Bill of Rights is jsut that, not a bill of things the federal government cannot do.


13 posted on 07/20/2011 10:06:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“But Mayor Nash promised he would not sign the ordinance, calling it ludricous that he would not be allowed to meet with citizens to discuss city business.”

And being the Mayor, he can instruct the local police force (if there is one) not to enforce it!

Checkmate!


14 posted on 07/20/2011 10:09:02 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Verginius Rufus

minor point - the credit for the bil of rights should go to Patrick Henry, and the anti-federalists. Madison was a Federalist AFAIK.


15 posted on 07/20/2011 10:09:14 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: NEMDF

Here’s another:

http://nation.foxnews.com/first-amendment/2011/07/17/arkansas-town-threatens-citizens-constitutional-rights


16 posted on 07/20/2011 10:10:54 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I swear there is nothing worse than a local pinhead that believes he has power over people instead of granted by the people................damned old middle school hall monitors.


17 posted on 07/20/2011 10:14:42 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Lotta good that did. I’m not going to the virus-laden “examniner” blog to save my life.

How about a quick explanation of what is going on?

Or, cut and paste the blog text here maybe.


18 posted on 07/20/2011 10:14:52 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

THIS IS IN ARKANSAS!?

Must be made up of southern Democrats. Even the south isnt safe from Communism.


19 posted on 07/20/2011 10:16:47 AM PDT by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away After America , There is No Place to Go)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I am sure the town council members who voted in favor of this measure do not understand what anyone is complaining about.

Nothing in the education they have received has taught them how wrong they are about the law they passed versus our rights.


20 posted on 07/20/2011 10:16:48 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Larry Lucido

Here’s a Fox Nation version if you prefer:

http://nation.foxnews.com/first-amendment/2011/07/17/arkansas-town-threatens-citizens-constitutional-rights

http://www.fox16.com/mostpopular/story/Ordinance-threatens-citizens-constitutional-rights/O85syUUHxU-b8MUO5w5hog.cspx


21 posted on 07/20/2011 10:17:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Kakaze

You nailed it.


22 posted on 07/20/2011 10:19:52 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: All

I could see the San Fran City Council trying something similar...


23 posted on 07/20/2011 10:21:19 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

......Fox reports that even the city attorney tried to tell the council the proposal was illegal and violated the First Amendment. In return for his advice, Fox reported that “members tried to fire him.”

Eh - been there, done that, except they actually fired me. Within a year, three had gone to jail and the mayor committed suicide. If I believed in karma, it’d be a bitch...


24 posted on 07/20/2011 10:24:54 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

From the comments section at the article:

Surprise, surprise. Voters in freedom-hating Gould Arkansas
voted 79% for Obama

http://bit.ly/pbYljA.


25 posted on 07/20/2011 10:27:02 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jagusafr

Wow!


26 posted on 07/20/2011 10:27:45 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

No mention of political party in the article. Hmmmmmm.


27 posted on 07/20/2011 10:32:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That idiotic City Council member I’m sure is a rabid Obama supporter and would love to have Obama’s brown shirts enforce a similar law nationwide. The mayor is a hero. Where is the ACLU when it ought to be doing something?


28 posted on 07/20/2011 10:36:58 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
The liberty of the press shall forever remain inviolate. The free communication of thoughts and opinions, is one of the invaluable rights of man; and all persons may freely write and publish their sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of such right. In all criminal prosecutions for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and, if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party charged shall be acquitted.

This is in violation of Article 2, Section 6 of the Arkansas State Constitution.

29 posted on 07/20/2011 10:39:15 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Well if the DOJ was not being run by an affirmative action appointee by a President who shows his total ignorance of the Constitution claiming it is a document of negative liberties (yes negative for GOVERNMENT you Marxist mudslime moron) they would descend on this little town/city and immediately put a stop to such a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

However, as these seem to be Holder's people nothing will take place.

This is 100% the fault of progressive education and a progressive media giving them cover. Boycott every progressive media source.

30 posted on 07/20/2011 10:42:36 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

A town can try anything but the case law is established. See:
Landmark Supreme Court Cases | Bill of Rights Institute
www.billofrightsinstitute.org/page.aspx?pid=469


31 posted on 07/20/2011 10:47:22 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Wurlitzer

Assuming for just a moment the GOP will actually put up a real fight during the next presidential election, a video of these Marxist morons would make a great campaign commercial to illustrate the lengths Progressives will go to retain power.

I’ll not be holding my breath that the country’s salvation will be fought vigorously by the GOP however. They will continue to place nice while allowing the lying Progressives (aka Marxist/communist/socialist) to bombard the ignorant in this country with their lies and half truths. It is just how they campaign.

The Tea Party needs to get behind someone (vet them to the max first) and use the fire in the belly they had in the last mid-term election to make sure we extract as many of these anti-Americans from elected office as possible. The Tea Party knows how to fight in a campaign.


33 posted on 07/20/2011 10:54:44 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

MUCH better! Thanks! :-)


34 posted on 07/20/2011 11:10:41 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The citizens needs to rid themselves of every council member who thinks they have the right to do this.


35 posted on 07/20/2011 11:24:26 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: jonno
The group they tried to ban, Gould Citizens Advisory Council, has been trying to clean up corruption in Gould. I guess they scared the politicians.
36 posted on 07/20/2011 11:29:07 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Triple
Madison sat down with John Leland, one of the founders of the Primitive Baptist denomination, to thrash out the language of the First Amendment.

Abe Lincoln's parents were members of the Primitive Baptist denomination ~ their beliefs and practices are very similar to those of the Christian Church movement (particularly the non-instrumental congregations), and are based on research that sought to recreate the First Century Christianity ~ which, except for the absence of Bishops, gives you something of an Orthodox Christian order of worship.

John Leland later on was involved in the giant cheese story.

He was a polymath into all sorts of things including all the ancient tongues, and whatever science might offer ~ however, he didn't believe in Sunday School or slavery!.

Many of the ancient Greek vespers he translated into English and set to modern music arrangements are still in use. He was the first American composer to actually support himself writing music. Check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br2D0cFE5Po

People are free to think that Madison authored the Bill of Rights ~ but he didn't do it by himself. The First is distinctly American and is based on a view of Freedom of Thought that pretty well nails its authorship down to John Leland.

37 posted on 07/20/2011 11:36:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Hey, hey, hey, I see a money making opportunity here. Lets get 4 or so to head to this little Marxist enclave (I hate to say it but one of those 4 should be a lawyer YUCK) and carry a few signs saying “Meeting to discuss the city of Gould at Joe's Diner and Possum Palace” .

Then let these IQ and DNA challenged misfits try to have us arrested. Then SUE the pants off the little Marxists.

38 posted on 07/20/2011 11:40:39 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

Heh!


39 posted on 07/20/2011 11:44:24 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: muawiyah

interesting story.

I still think Patrick Henry and the Anti-Federalists were responsible for the whole Bill of Rights.

Patrick Henry basically prevented ratification of the constitution until it was agreed that a bill of rights would be added. The Federalists conceded this point.

Thank you Patrick Henry, and the Anti-Federalists!


40 posted on 07/20/2011 11:59:20 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Well, I watched the news report video, and it’s pretty obvious after about 5 seconds how this law got passed by the council of Gould, AR.


41 posted on 07/20/2011 12:32:37 PM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I am certain that there are places in Dumas AR, the town just down the road, that will gladly house any gathering to replace the city council.


42 posted on 07/20/2011 12:35:46 PM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: Triple
A "Bill of Rights" was not an original idea at the time. There'd been several famous ones before.

Being an ADVOCATE for a Bill of Rights is not quite same as WRITING the elements that make up the Bill.

43 posted on 07/20/2011 1:03:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1003306/posts

he was much more than an advocate - he was THE driving force behind the bill of rights


44 posted on 07/20/2011 2:09:59 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple
I looked for some indication that Henry ever met with John Leland.

He didn't ~ so much for his interest in the details.

Frankly, the then quite substantial percentage of the population with Huguenot ancestors (fathers, grandathers, great grandfathers, great great grandfathers ~ all from families who'd been persecuted by French kings) were the driving force behind the Bill of Rights.

Those of the English persuasion (Patrick Henry, for example) kinda liked the idea but they'd gone along with not having it. People like Leland couldn't imagine government without a Bill of Rights.

45 posted on 07/20/2011 2:22:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m at a loss for words...


46 posted on 07/20/2011 7:59:30 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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