FEDERAL COURT RULINGS APPLICABLE TO STREET PREACHING AND PUBLIC SPEECH IN GENERAL:
U.S. Iowa, 1969:
Undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough to overcome right to freedom of expression. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School Dist. 89 S. Ct. 733, 393/ U.S. 5()3/21 L. Eid. 2d. 731).
Also, see identical ruling,
Federal District Court, Texas, 1969:
(Calbillo v. San Jancinto Junior College, 305 F. Supp. 857, cause remanded 434 F. 2d. 609, appeal after remand 446 F. 2d. 887).
Federal Court of Appeals, Florida, 1972:
Hostile audience is not basis for restraining otherwise legal first amendment activity. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (Collie v. Chicago Park Dist., 460 F. 2d. 746).
Federal Court of Appeals, Florida, 1974:
Public expression of ideas may not be prohibited merely because ideas are themselves of offensive to some of their hearers. West's F.S.A. 877.03; U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (Wiegand v. Seaver, 504 F. 2d. 303).
Federal Court of Appeals, Indiana, 1974:
Freedom of expression (does not mean freedom to express only approved ideas; it means freedom to express any idea. (Perry v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. 499 F. 2d. 797).
Federal Court of Appeals, District of Colubia, 1977:
The Constitution mandates that access to the streets, sidewalks, parks, and other similar public places for purpose of exercising first amendment rights cannot be denied broadly and absolutely. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (Washington Mobilization Committee v. Cullinane, 566 F. 2d. 107, 184 U. S. App. D. C. 215).
United States District Court, E.D. Wisconsin, April 30, 1970:
An ordinance that proscribes conduct that tends to "disturb or annoy others" is both vague and overbroad. The constitutionally protected exercise of free expression frequently causes a disturbance, for the very purpose of the first amendment is to stimulate the creation and communication of new, and therefore, often controversial ideas. The prohibition against conduct that tends to disturb another would literally make it a crime to deliver an unpopular speech that resulted in a "disturbance." Such a restriction is a clearly invalid restriction of constitutionally protected free expression. (Gardner v. Ceci, 312 F. Supp. 516/ see also Landry v. Daley, 280 F. Supp. 968, N.D. 111. 1968).
Federal District Court, Tennessee, 1978:
The fact that persons might express their religious views at some place other than the public streets, sidewalks, and other areas of the city does not have any consequence in determining the validity of permit requirements with respect to the use of such public areas. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (Smith v. City of Manchester, 460 F. Supp. 30).
Federal Court of Appeals, Virginia, 1982:
Reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on free expression and their enforcement cannot he based on content of speech thereby restricted. A compelling governmental interest unrelated to speech must he served by restriction on speech.
Ordinance containing restrictions on free expression must be drawn with narrow specificity to be no more restrictive than necessary to secure such interest.
Adequate alternative channels of communication must be left open by restrictions on free expression.
Davenport v. City of Alexandria, Virginia,
683 F. 2d. 853, on rehearing 710 F. 2d. 148.
Also, see Salahuddin v. Carlson, 523 F. Supp. 314.).
Federal Court of Appeals, Virginia, 1973:
The first amendment protects from state interference the expression in a public place of the unpopular as well as the popular and the right to assemble peaceably in a public place in the interest and furtherance of the unpopular as well as the popular. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (National Socialist White People's Party v. Ringers, 473 F. 2d. 1010).
Federal Court of Appeals, Virginia, 1972:
Government may not favor one religion over another. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (U.S. v. Crowthers, 456 F. 2d. 1074).
U.S., Arkansas, 1968:
The freedom of religion provision of the first amendment forbids alike the preference of a religious doctrine or the prohibition of a theory which is deemed antagonistic to a particular dogma. The state has no legitimate interest in protecting any or all religions from views distasteful to them. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (Epperson v. State of Arkansas, 89 S. Ct. 266).
Federal Court of Appeals, Texas, 1972:
"Controversy" is never sufficient in and of itself to stifle the views of any citizen. U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. I (Shanlcy v. Northeast Independent School Dist., Bexar County, Texas, 462 F. 2d. 960).
U.S, California, 1971:
As a general matter, the establishment clause of the first amendment prohibits government from abandoning secular purposes in order to put an imprimatur on one religion, or on religion as such, or to favor the adherence of any sect or religious organization. U.S.C.A. Const. Amed. I (Negre v. Larsen, 91 S. Ct. 828).
Now, as many of you already know; the Supreme Court has increasingly made itself the enemy of the people and particularly of believers in Jesus Christ. Early in the year 2007 the Court made it clear they did not want crosses on federal property. The following picture is worth a thousand words, but it is doubtful any of the evil newspapers or magazines of this country will print it. Nonetheless, the hypocrites have snared themselves and they will have to outlaw crosses from federal graveyards too once they realize what they have done. See for yourself:
TRACTS ARE CONSIDERED PART OF THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS:
Chief Justice Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court, held; (Lovell vs. City of
Griffen, Ga., Vol. 58, #12, 4/15/38) "The liberty of the press is not
confined to newspapers and periodicals. It necessarily embraces
pamphlets and leaflets. Liberty of circulation is as essential to the freedom
as liberty of publishing. Indeed, without circulation, the publication
would be of little value."
AGAIN TRACTS ARE CONSIDERED PART OF THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Black, in 1943 decided: "We think the judgment
(against two tract distributors) must be reversed because the Dallas ordinance denies
the appellant (the wrongfully accused woman) the freedom of press and religion
guaranteed to her by the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the federal
Constitution...One who is rightfully on a street which the state has left open to the
public carries with him there, as elsewhere, the constitutional right to express his
views in an orderly fashion. This right extends to the communication of ideas by
handbills and literature, as well as the spoken word."
LOUD SPEAKERS PERMITTED
The U.S. Supreme Court, 6/7/48, "Saia vs. NY." Legalized use of loud speakers in public places.
Cities may, by local ordinances, control excessive noise, and time and place (public places like parks
should be left open) but cannot ban loudspeakers, or censor "annoying ideas." This is your constitutional
right, and the Supreme Court said that no local police should make persons lose time in court to prove a
right which is already theirs.
NO PERMIT NEEDED FOR STREET MEETINGS:
According to Supreme Court
Justice Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court, in Nov. 1939 decided: "The freedom of speech
and of the press secured by the First Amendment against abridgment by the U.S. is
similarly secured to all persons by the Fourteenth Amendment, Section One, against
abridgment by a state. Although a municipality may enact regulations in the interest
of the public safety, health, welfare, or convenience.
FREEDOM TO HOLD STREET MEETINGS:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Douglas on 7/22/48 held that "subjecting the right to hold
street meetings to the discretion of city officials, or the payment of a fee, interfered with
the constitutional rights of free speech and free assembly."
FREEDOM TO COMMUNICATE THE GOSPEL EVERYWHERE:
These may not abridge the individual liberties secured by the constitution to those who wish
to speak, write, print, or circulate information or opinions. We hold a municipality cannot require
all who wish to disseminate ideas to present them first to police authorities for their consideration
and approval." Justice Black in 1946, also similarly held these rights also extend to company
owned towns and Federal Villages.
YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS:
Amendment 1 (Adopted 1791)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of
the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
THE AMENDMENT OF 1868:
Amendment 14 Section 1 (Adopted 1868)
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No State shall make
or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United
States; nor shall any State deprive any persons of life, liberty, property, without due process
of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.