“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
And as you realize, any concerns of illegality held by the city need to be specific, not blanket
Face it, the City of Houston took punitive action (rejected signatures) against a dissident group based solely on the vague and unsupported word of a partisan group pre disposed not to like the dissidents. The fact that the targeted dissident group is opposed to the policies near and dear to the City of Houston makes their biased action stink even more. Then, the City goes on a fishing expedition to find the evidence to support their punitive action.
Here is a lesson for the Mayor of Houston:
First, evidence is gathered. Second, the evidence is evaluated. Third, if warranted, a punishment is imposed. not
First punish. Second, sramble to find evidence to "justify" the punishment.
Would it be better for Governor Perry to gather real evidence (other than my vague and unsupported partisan word) before punishing? Or, should they punish first, and then go on a fishing expedition to "justify" it?
Can I hear an "amen"?If Houston attorney's want information on the sermons, I'm sure they would be welcomed to come Sunday mornings and listen.