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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Saturday Road Trip?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 10:13:18 PM EST
    Tags: Dearborn, Terry Jones, Kym Worthy, Free Speech, Permits Required, Permits will be DENIED to Christians in Dearborn, Mayor O'Reilly, DPD Chief Ronald Haddad, sharia reigns supreme, Muslims, Roles, The Soviets and Islam, SIOA (all tags)

    First Amendment restored in Dearborn.

    DETROIT - A federal judge sided with Terry Jones Thursday and granted a temporary restraining order against the city of Dearborn.

    Calling it "clearly unconstitutional," U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood blasted the city's demand that Jones and his supporters sign a hold-harmless agreement in order to obtain a permit to speak against Islam in front of Dearborn's Islamic Center of America.

    Suh-weet! ...and to think that Ms. Barnhardt just celebrated a 1-year anniversary too.

    Bacon.  Mmmmm, bacon.

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    No fear. (none / 0) (#1)
    by JGillman on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 07:38:41 AM EST
    To some, it seems the pastor is an anti anything-but-his-religion nut.

    If folks are paying attention, he is doing a wonderful service to test the strength of the first amendment.  Something that milquetoast wobbly leg middle of the road types do not yet understand.

    Good on him!

    Let's be honest, people. (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 09:38:58 AM EST
    The real reason Dearborn is pulling this in the first place is because they know that most Muslims haven't really integrated themselves into America and know that they cannot control themselves when it comes to dissenting viewpoints.

    Here's what most people didn't see from his speech:

    Anyone care to take a guess why a SWAT Team was there if they are as "peaceful" as they claim?

    Repeal Peace Bond Statute (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Tom McMillin on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 03:59:17 PM EST

    November 10, 2011

    State Reps. Tom McMillin and Jeff Irwin today introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal a form of judicial bond that infringes on freedom of speech.

    HB 5179 would repeal the state law that allows a judge to impose a peace bond on someone to prevent them from exercising their rights of free speech and assembly.

    "A peace bond is a flawed judicial tool that can arbitrarily be used to violate freedom of speech, and it has no place in Michigan law," said McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, the bill's sponsor. "The freedom to voice your opinion is one of our most valuable rights, and no judge should have the ability to forcefully stifle that voice with a peace bond."

    Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, key co-sponsor of the measure, said: "Free speech is a core American value that transcends partisanship. Protecting free speech, even protecting unpopular speech, is necessary for a free and functioning democracy."

    The legislation received support from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Thomas More Law Center.

    "In a free society, no one should be thrown in jail for their speech, even if that speech is offensive," said Michael J. Steinberg, ACLU of Michigan legal director. "The government cannot put a price on free speech to silence demonstrators in anticipation that their message will not be welcome. By allowing the government to use a peace bond as tool to censor speech, we are ensuring that the majority can always prevent the expression of unpopular ideas.

    "The ACLU is pleased to see Reps. McMillin and Irwin put forward this legislation to end the limits on free speech imposed through peace bonds," Steinberg said.

    Robert J. Muise, senior trial counsel for the Thomas More Law Center said: "The case against Pastor Jones and Mr. Wayne Sapp is, quite simply, a gross miscarriage of justice that was made possible by an archaic and unconstitutional law.  We are pleased to see that Representative McMillin and Representative Irwin are working toward removing this unconstitutional restriction from the books.  This action is long overdue."

    McMillin said the law is outdated and needs to be changed.

    "This is part of a public act that was enacted 84 years ago," McMillin said. "Times have changed and now is the time to remove this antiquated law from Michigan's books."


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