The Importance Of Cross-Burning

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Please do not pretend that the current majority has not and will not continue to expend taxpayers money for it's political agenda. The record shows that the Mayor did not order the removal of Mr. Roberts from the Council Chamber. The former City Manager did. The Mayor probably wishes she had responded more quickly to that action.. For over a year, the Mayor did read guidelines for speakers, trying to bring some order to meetings that had become dominated by 12-15 U City residents who are intent on voicing ugliness and hate, discouraging and frightening some people from even attending the meetings. No Councilmember ever opposed those guidelines, and no member of the public spoke out against them. The Mayor stopped reading those guidelines at the request of Councilmember Glickert, who asked that the Council discuss the rules in a study session. …show more content…

The Mayor tried to do hers under very difficult circumstances. That said, here is some food for thought: The ACLU has supported the right of the Ku Klux Klan to speak hatefully, although it is an organization that is opposed to everything the KKK espouses. Cross-burning is a constitutionally acceptable form of speech, as long as there is no intent to intimidate. You have a right to be a jerk Just to be clear, I do not intend any specific comparison of the plaintiff to the Ku Klux Klan other than the right of each to speak hatefully. (Please don’t go off on that tangent.) While it is a legal right to speak hatefully, that does not mean that

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