The city council of Gould, Arkansas has violated one of the most basic tenets of the Constitution by banning all gatherings and groups from assembling and discussing anything to do with the city unless authorities give them permission.
“The truth is the city of Gould doesn’t have the authority to tell anyone that they have no right to petition them, no right to speak and no right to exist in their city,”
But that’s just what the ordinances do – disbanding a citizens group, forbidding the Mayor from meeting with people and stopping any groups from forming if members discuss the city without council approval.
When the city attorney tried to point out that the ban was illegal, the city council tried to get him fired.
If taken to court, which it probably will, the ordinance will be overturned. The problem is that people believe they can just make up laws and ordinances because they don’t agree with someone else. It’s childish behavior that should have been left behind in kindergarten.