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April 13, 2011

Tea Party Banned in Michigan Town

Posted by Dave Blount at April 13, 2011 9:49 AM

Better not to let anyone exercise their First Amendment rights than to let Tea Party radicals publicize dangerous thoughts regarding limited government — or so reason the authoritarian bureauweenies running Coldwater, Michigan:

A federal lawsuit claims a Branch County tea party group was denied the right to display banners and signs at a tea party rally at a public park in Coldwater because it was "too political" and "too controversial." The Coldwater City Council then passed a resolution banning all banners and signs in that park.
The Thomas More Law Center law firm filed its lawsuit last week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Attorney Robert Muise of the Thomas More Law Center alleged that Coldwater City Manager Jeff Budd objected because the Common Sense Patriots of Branch County were "too political" and "too controversial." …
In a Nov. 2 memo to the City Council, Budd stated the "administrative headaches" of increased requests to have banners in the park led the city to either "allow all banners or no banners."

The Tea Party is a headache all right — the worst headache statist thugs have had since 1776. No amount of Advil will make it go away.

On tips from G. Fox, wingmann, and the MaryHunter.