Poet, fiction writer, millworker, father, Christian, usually liberal politically, pro-life, pro free speech and environment, etc.
If you read the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, this Maine state law and others restricting or censoring public discourse and freedom of speech are unconstitutional. People had better pay attention to the laws their legislators pass. “Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. 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.”
The person who has always been against free speech in Rumford politics and turned against these quiet protesters is not mentioned in the article. So it is, unfortunately, the Rumford Town Manager has to take the heat for that person.
We will never lose our freedom in America, i have heard so many times. We just lost one in Maine so easily and quietly.
I thank the S-J and Terry Karkos for reporting.
no sex scandals the newspaper can milk so the town's problem isn't worth much space. No editorials about the present financial situation in the town and the paper mill's future. Nothing really interesting here. Wake me when you have a good sex scandal, eh?
This explains very clearly how paring the budget will help this situation. Thanks, Frank.