Our friends in Haywood County are facing a test of their Free Speech rights tonight at a meeting of the Haywood County Commissioners. If any of you can spare the time and effort to attend, it would be greatly appreciated!
The meeting starts at 5:30, if you want to speak, you must sign up before 5:20. I'm planning on being there before 5pm, probably around 4:30 or so.
Here is a copy of the agenda for the meeting, I've put the agenda item that has people worked up in bold (Item IX (3):
Here is the information I received regarding the meeting from the Haywood 9-12 Project:
Haywood 9-12 Project has invited you to the event 'Mon 5:30 - Speak up Haywood County - before it is TOO LATE - Read on... 1st amendment rights?' on 9 -12 TEA Party - WNC! SPeak NOW - or please came support us in defense of the 1st Amendment... Time: September 20, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7pm Location: Historical County Court House - Main court room Organized By: Haywood 9-12 Project Event Description: We NEED your SUPPORT - The County Commissioners meeting will be one of those "Speak now or forever hold your peace" moments... as they try to pass a limit to PUBLIC COMMENT section of the Board meeting. Times have changed and they do not seem to approve of the public involvement in OUR own Government. Just be quiet and Pay Your TAXES. We will either win this battle or have one of our most important liberties taken from us. Besides this subject, they will also have on tomorrow's agenda: to discuss amending the evaluation process for land value (horticulture, agriculture, forestry) --soil testing and rates for each parcel - to determine your tax value. Watch as Haywood County commissioners cause more farms and tree farms to go into foreclosure. Private property is soon to be extinct in Haywood County b/c no one will be able to afford to continue as a landowner, especially a large landowner. Think it couldn't happen here in WNC or the USA? Think again! Rural ethnic cleansing! We do not need the TAX Assessor on our land - doing soil tests. and to discuss amending the vicious or dangerous animal ordinances to --among other things--allow the animal service officer to enter your house --not just your property--to determine if your windows and doors properly restrain even an indoor "dangerous animal." What part of "private property" do they not understand? Many people question "If I do not plan to break the law - whay should I care?" This is how we have had so many personal freedoms stripped... rather that 10 guilty men go free than one inocent to be imprisoned... we have forgoten this... we must protect everyone to save oursleves.