You probably already know that Nazis can exercise their free speech rights by marching in public, among other things. But if the Oregon-based American Nazi Party volunteers - like other organizations - to pick up roadside trash in Marion County, Oregon; is the county government required to accept their offer and post the customary roadside signs credting the organization responsible for trash pick-up on the designated stretch of pavement?
The county thought so, and did so. But outraged local residents took down the signs. The Oregonian weighs in here (quick, free, 3-step reg. req.) with an editorial correctly observing that the county blew it: volunteering is an honor, not a right.
How hard should it be to decide the honor won't be bestowed on Nazis?
Posted by Matt Rosenberg at February 4, 2005 05:27 PM
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