Free Speech Earns a $300 Fine

What happens when a government official attempts to use his or her positional authority to silence a critic of the government? Isn’t this the very reason for the 1st Amendments protections of free speech in the first place?

Kuper-free_speechIn the City of Stockton, critique of the situation that led to the city’s 48th homicide in 2015, appears to have boiled over to the point that a government official has resorted to using the power of government to intimidate and punish someone expressing their opinion about the City’s Police and Leadership. 

When that line is crossed, what should the response of the City Government be? And do people realize the similarities between the British soldier of 1773 and the situation in Stockton?

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on January 8, 2016, in Constitution and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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