Free Speech in a Small Town

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
That’s what the First Amendment says and generally that is true. Of course the exceptions are obscenity, defamation incitement to riot and fighting words, as well as harassment, privileged communications, trade secrets, classified material, copyright, patents, military conduct, commercial speech such as advertising and time, place and manner restrictions (thank you Wikipedia). When you live in a Small Town, this list grows just a little bit longer.
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  • nosweatervest  On December 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Oh boy, and how!

  • Sleeveless  On December 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I think you’re okay, as long as you don’t talk golfing apparel…

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