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Coconino Voices: Flagstaff City Council is denying First Amendment rights

December 4, 2023

I defended our Constitution for decades, spending 22 years in the U.S. Navy Submarine force.

My wife Elise and I opened a business to serve our community, but now, our own city’s government is violating our First Amendment rights and infringing on our and others’ ability to earn a living. The City of Flagstaff is censoring a short, harmless advertisement for our small business — an ad that has run thousands of times before with no complaints.

I strongly believe that our government exists to represent us, not dictate to us. The city’s actions are simply unacceptable and a violation of our rights.

You can read the rest of the op-ed at the Arizona Daily Sun.



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