FREE Speech is the foundation of our country

I spoke at the city council meeting Tuesday night about the importance of the 1st Amendment and FREE SPEECH. It truly is the greatest right we have as Americans to dissent our government, remember this while celebrating our Independence today!


#1 JKC on 07.04.18 at 7:44 pm


The first afterwork Bible study will be held in the Old City Commissioners’ Room at City Hall, on Wednesday, July 11th, at 5:30pm. The first meeting topic will be:

“A Biblical interpretation of the Constitution: What do ‘respecting’ and ‘establishment’ really mean?”


#BCCB (BringCivicsClassesBack)

#2 Warren Phear on 07.04.18 at 8:04 pm

I saw something today I have not seen in many many years. It is a Merrie Melodies cartoon produced in 1939 about Old Glory, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech. I caught something at the end I never realized the several times I had seen it as a kid. See if you can catch it too. Hint: It is pretty obvious.

#3 D@ily Spin on 07.04.18 at 8:19 pm

For sure, we know they’re not listening. The constitution and transparency are a brick wall in Sioux Falls. Sometimes I wonder if drug cartels or M13 would not be better government.

#4 Lemming on 07.04.18 at 8:39 pm

Thank you for your words of wisdom this week Scott. Unfortunately you were like 4 minutes of sanity in a 30 minute video of what mental illness looks like. This week was yet another reason why input needs to be fixed. Wow, can you say looney toons!?! Was the last guy drunk? Trying to figure out what topic he was addressing other than LeBron sucks? That was important info for the citizens to know

#5 i12doit on 07.05.18 at 7:16 am

Correct! It is the greatest right we have to dissent our Government. I laugh at those who think just because we have a 2nd Amendment that they can take up arms against Uncle Sam. What is the end result of that misconception? I don’t know of anyone in recent history who decided to overthrow the Government by armed force. They’d be outgunned in a heartbeat. Sam has more Ammo, more food, more electricity, more money, bigger guns and equipment, etc. The ego bolstering and puffed up amusing saying, “I will give up my gun when they pry it from my cold dead fingers” is exactly what would and does happen when and should they choose to hold on to it if the Government comes knocking. Outside of protection from burglars (Who aren’t Government Agents), Game Hunting and plinking at cans like a kid with a new BB gun, it doesn’t go much further than that. The First Amendment is what we got, baby! Those who have prepared for Armageddon under the guise of guns, have missed the boat. They seem to be the first one’s to complain about someone taking a knee exercising their First Amendment Right and twisting it in to not being patriotic. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the Bill of Rights but, let’s be realistic. Now a days a gun will not be tolerated to be used against an agent who is entering your house by force, even though the warrant may have been for your next door neighbor’s house. The tongue is the weapon that will defend and protect us and that is Number 1, not Number 2. If we are to be saved, it’s the First Amendment that will do it. Without that, the other’s will fall like domino’s. Just my .2 cents…

#6 Bruce on 07.05.18 at 7:46 am

it was nice to hear the Pledge without the clutter added in 1954 when the fascist Sen Joe McCarthy was fight the demons in his soul,

#7 l3wis on 07.05.18 at 9:18 am

The irony is the 2nd Amendment’s origin has to do with slave owners controlling slave uprisings, it has little to do with milita’s and protecting your home and property.

I never brought this up the other night during public input, but I find it a little ironic that councilors seem to be concerned about people with potty mouths but don’t seem to be to concerned about concealed carry laws in SD allow people to bring guns into government buildings such as Carnegie. Makes you wonder how many people are packing at meetings? But hey, we have a 30 minute limit on free speech and a doggy fence.

#8 Bruce on 07.06.18 at 7:45 am


If you were to show up at many meetings in person you would see the individual seen in the video. I feel sorry for you not to know him or at least meet him. He definitely was not drunk or ….

This was the first time in a long time he was able to attend a Council meeting and then to speak was a great thing. He is an interested and interesting person given his challenges to speak was even better. More power to his voice and concerns.

We may not always understand why people show up to speak but bless them for trying.