Free speech in Publicly funded - Private space.

giff57

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I tend to agree, but what about this? The city doesn't give cash, but say the mall is part of a TIF, or they get some other incentive.
 

Chet

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Agreed.

And did you see the case (I think Portland, left coast in any event) where a public library sold engraved brick pavers? A gentleman bought a slew of bricks, and had each one engraved with a religious message. The freedom-from-religion folks countered by buying their own bricks, having them engraved with anti-religious staements. All the bricks are prominantly installed in the walks leading to the library, and the Library Board had to mount a "disclaimer" plaque.

*sigh*
 

gkmo62u

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Interesting Debate, raises more questions than answers:

Try this scenerio-I own large mostly commercial office/retail mixed-use development, I have several "town greens" of connected open space. If I "dedicate" the ground to the local juristiction than it is completely public--And then could host protests of the Fortune 500 Businesses housed in my development.

Why would I give up my rights to control the activities within my development.

The other stuff regarding "public good" is not lost on me.

Makes me think twice about any partnership.
 
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