|Harvey had his one sign supported by the bridge....the officer is removing it.|
|Harvey Holding his permits|
Harvey, had his Constitution and Declaration of Independence. When the officers asked for his permit, he handed them our founding documents. Truth be told, our founding documents say nothing about a permit requirement for exercising our God-given rights protected by the First Amendment.
Last night, the Board of Alderman met and one of the agenda items was "Consideration of an Appeal of a Denied Petition to Protest on the Salisbury Street Bridge". The original request was denied because of safety concerns. Which sounds like they were concerned for the citizens. Trouble is that this is the only city in the entire US to date, that we know of, that has denied an overpass permit. As was argued last night by the Alderman, we cannot pass laws and ordinances based on maybes. In my opinion, billboards, especially the new flashy ones that light up, are more of a distraction. There are no on-ramps at this bridge- drivers drive straight on the highway under the bridge. We have businesses at another bridge who have dancing people and flipping signs- yet they are protected? Our free political speech is more protected than advertizements!
|Police removing Harvey's Belongings|
There were 7 speakers at the city council meeting last night. I was one of the seven who spoke about the Constitution, the obligation of our elected officials to uphold our founding documents and the rights of We the People.
We won the appeal with a split vote of 3-2. Dana Caudill Jones, Keith Hooker and Tracey Shifflette voted in our favor and voted to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Neal Stockton and Irving Neal voted in opposition. While I would have preferred a unanimous vote in favor of the people's rights to peaceably assemble and to protest, we won. Those opposed could only say they voted against the people due to safety concerns.
I am thankful for the 3 Aldermen who stood up for the Constitution and our natural rights. The ordinance will be rewritten, and we the people must continue to show up to ensure it is written in a way that protects FREE Speech!
You can see pictures of other Impeach Obama overpasses in our county from local media reports. Protesters Call for Impeachment of Obama Judging from the pictures, our bridge in Kernersville was even safer!