How does this happen on Independence Day?
Rockledge was hosting the celebration of our freedom in a city park. It happened to fall in a political season. So, activists and candidates were out meeting people and talking issues at the event which drew a crowd.
Well, they were until the folks managing the event told them that political speech was not allowed at the Independence Day celebration. Yes, you heard that correctly.
The very rights the day was founded upon were being trampled by the government hosting the event that was celebrating those rights.
City officials from the city manager to the police on site got this wrong. Candidates for office stifled, a combat veteran and even seniors who remember the meaning of the day were silenced by government.
Maybe Rockledge needs a history lesson…and one in 1776 style activism wouldn’t hurt either. Do they sail tea into Rockledge?