Free-Speech Violations

Among our most basic rights is our right over our own respective bodies, which includes rights to both worship freely and speak freely, limited only by the equal rights of others.  These rights are explicitly protected by the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which every American public officer swears a solemn oath to uphold.

Sadly, though, Provo’s city code forbids citizens from protesting anything within city limits without city permission.

Also, in 2016, Provo city officers decided that Provo’s new publicly-owned-and-operated recreation center is NOT a public forum where local residents may speak freely, but a place where politicians may wantonly regulate visitors’ speech.  Although this public facility readily hosted public meetings to support a new public mass-transit system, it barred other Provoans from collecting signatures to oppose this same system.  These constitute unjust infringements upon our free-speech rights, which should be speedily overturned.

(For more about Violating Natural Rights, please see Property-Rights Violations.)


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2 thoughts on “Free-Speech Violations

  1. Justdont care

    Get over it already! No one is saying you can’t talk or say anything. You are making more of this so enough already!

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  2. Free Provo Post author

    Thank you for your feedback, but I don’t intend to stand idly while people’s rights are being violated, nor should you. Yes, it’s not like Provoans are being jailed or executed for speaking their minds—even so, I’d prefer not to wait until that point before taking a stand.

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