State Rep. write-in candidate Joe Rosner has a page on his web site that lists the violations of the United States Constitution which he believes incumbent Democrat Jack Franks, an attorney, has violated.
His First Amendment observation is reproduced below:
The First Amendment protects your individual freedom of expression through publication of ideas. It is needed to maintain an informed citizenry. Voters need to make informed decisions.
Rep. Franks has used threats on law firm letterhead and messages delivered by the Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to stifle legitimate political discussion. He does not believe the Internet is protected free speech although a growing body of law says it is. I believe that unless there is a call for violence or a breach of the peace it is protected speech and vital to our democracy.
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