Ohio Town Violates Constitution: Says No To Constitution Day Rally

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    CNSNews.com -– Local officials in Ohio’s Andover Township have denied the use of their public square for a celebration of Constitution Day because of the “political affiliation” of its organizers.
    Several residents of the small central Ohio town formed The Andover Tea Party in May 2010, and in that same month, they asked to use the square for a rally to commemorate Constitution Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
    But on July 19, a trustee informed one of the tea party organizers, Margaret Slingluff, that they would not be allowed to hold the event, which would have included singers performing patriotic songs and public policy-related speakers, in the square. In an official letter dated Aug. 25, the trustee said the reason was “due to your group’s political affiliation.”
    A nonpartisan law center in the state, the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, has now filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of the Tea Party group, claiming their First Amendment rights are being violated.
    “The first thing that you note is the extreme irony of the unconstitutional prohibition of the commemoration of the Constitution,” Executive Director Maurice Thompson, the lawyer of record on the case, told CNSNews.com of the incident. “[A]nd the second thing that’s notable is either the extreme arrogance or ignorance of many local government officials. There’s so much focus on federal government, yet some of the worst actors are at the ground level,” Thompson said.
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    Liberals trying to silence people because of their political affiliation?

    No way, Never happens.
     
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    A clear violation of the constitution. And I find it disgusting. Tea party or not. I value my right to say the tea party are a bunch of religious rightist nutjobs and I value their right to be religious rightist nutjobs.
     
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    :confused: :cuckoo::eek:
     
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    Nice response.:rolleyes:
     
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    FOXNews.com - Tea Party Wins Fight to Mark Constitution Day in Public Square

    Justice!

     

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