“Anywhere I happen to be standing is a free speech zone”

Here is latest on the free speech concentration camps zones in Atlanta:

Late word is that the Atlanta City Council has decided to put off consideration of an ordinance that would have allowed the creation of “free speech” pens to corral protesters at city-licensed events.

A vote had been anticipated for Tuesday.


  1. Gordon Taylor says:

    Free speech zones? I have never heard of such a thing in America. Boy, have I been in these mountains to long!

  2. Joy says:

    There were “free speech zones” set up at St. Anselm for the supporters and protesters during the debates. These zones have grown more common there when national level politicians are about.

    Needless to say, the many residents of the “live free or die” state have been less than thrilled.

  3. Rick Day says:

    perhaps it was my cut/pasted email from my analysus of the ordinace that I sent to the Council Members that perhaps caused them to, um, consult and attorney?

    Perhaps not.

  4. davishd says:

    Looks like Andre Walker’s Georgia Unfiltered Politics is no longer the free speech zone. He has turned on moderation for all comments meaning he has to approve every post. This was after reversing his decision to turn off anonymous posting.

    It’s likely that because his pro-new City of South Fulton, GA platform was being countered by intelligent dialog or he got chastised by his friends over at South Fulton Concerned Citizens after his BLOG help surface their dirty laundry.

    Either way its a shame and my prediction is the gestapo censorship will cause what was at least an entertaining BLOG into mediocrity or worse irrelevance.

  5. Doug Deal says:

    Gestapo censorship is fine for a private property, such as a blog. It’s stupid, but its his right to ruin what he pays for.

    It’s the move of both the left and the right to silence dissent in the real world that should cause concern.

  6. Nicki says:

    You do know that “free speech zones” are already used for presidential visits, right? The free speech zone during the G8 summit, for example, was on another island.

  7. Federalist says:

    What about those screwballs that protest soldier funerals? Free speech only goes as far as the impeding of the rights of others, where it becomes oppression rather than the exercise of freedom.

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