Attorney Michael Mosley pointed out during a special meeting Tuesday that stepping out into the road not in a crosswalk is already illegal.A welcome bit of good sense from usual Fort Smith (right-wing) governance. You know: There are NO acceptable limits on 2nd Amendment rights. 1st Amendment rights may be restricted to speech that the ruling government endorses.
“You can’t simply regulate somebody requesting funds via a sign standing on the sidewalk. You can’t do it. I don’t think you can do it without certainly a lawsuit and without an extreme uphill battle,” he said.
Mosley added that the ACLU asserts that the permitting process outlined in the ordinance, which does not allow everyone to get a permit, as distinguishing between speakers and making certain speech illegal based on its content.