March 28, 2005

SPEECH SO IMPORTANT IT SHOULDN'T BE CHALLENGED:

Voters recall Pledge objector (Valerie Richardson, 3/23/05, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Voters in Estes Park, Colo., removed town trustee David Habecker from office Tuesday in a recall election that hinged on his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at town meetings.

Mr. Habecker, who lost by a vote of 903-605, said he is considering whether to pursue further legal action to overturn the recall outcome, arguing that the voters had infringed upon his First Amendment rights.


The right to speech wouldn't be worth protecting if we didn't have the corresponding prerogative to judge you by what you say you believe.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 28, 2005 4:29 PM
Comments

I would guess "considering whether to pursue further legal action" is his term for judge shopping in hopes for finding someone who'll actually rule that a recall vote is a violation of First Amendment rights (a ruling which would be so outrageous that in a way it would be fun if he could actually find a judge willing to throw out a recall election, just to watch the efforts of the left in trying to defend that decision).

Posted by: John at March 28, 2005 5:07 PM

Mr. Habecker needs to understand the difference between professional and private lives.

If he doesn't want to say the pledge on his own time, fine.

But he's working for "the people" and they think otherwise.

Posted by: Sandy P at March 28, 2005 7:02 PM
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