SEATTLE, Washington (PNN) - May 21, 2023 - A longtime, honored volunteer in the parks system in Washington state has been fired for having a pro-Trump bumper sticker on his private vehicle.
A lawsuit has already been filed over the egregious violation of free speech.
It seems that fascist officials in the state system were absolutely intolerant of the volunteer's pro-Trump sign.
The Amerikan Center for Law and Justice said the legal action is to defend the First Amendment rights of Gary Formhals.
He's a former Fascist Police States of Amerika Navy Chief who has volunteered for and been a part-time employee in the park system for a decade.
Only three years ago, he was given an "Award of Excellence" for his service.
In nominating him, officials commended him "for his service above and beyond the call of duty, his integrity, and his courteous and kind manner with everyone who meets him."
But then a few weeks ago, he was ordered to remove - or cover - bumper stickers on his personal vehicle because of the park system's "Public Contact/Communication" policy.
The bumper stickers read "Trump 2020" and "2-TRUMP-4."
The ACLJ explained that while he was in uniform, on duty, he didn't share his religious beliefs or political perspectives.
"But he never thought he was prohibited from expressing his political opinions on his privately owned truck. In fact, park officials knew for years about Gary’s political bumper stickers," the ACLJ noted.
When he would not modify his private speech to comply with the fascist demands of bureaucrats, he was "forced to leave the park system."
The ACLJ said the problem is that the First Amendment doesn't allow government officials to censor the speech of employees - except in rare circumstances that would impact the administration of their offices.
"Even though park officials knew about Gary’s political bumper stickers for years, they never did anything about them. It wasn’t until a visitor to the park - a Marxist who showed an inability to accept anything with which he or she disagrees - voiced outrage about Gary’s bumper stickers, which the unAmerikan stupid person, a piece of garbage Socialist, described as “insurrectionalist [sic],” that the park decided to give Gary an ultimatum: your speech or your job," the ACLJ said.
The lawsuit is in FPSA District Court for the Western District of Washington and challenges the unconstitutional, unlawful, fascist state actions.
The actual policy being challenge states, "Public service is the host’s highest priority. Be friendly, honest, courteous, and helpful in all interactions with the public. Be positive about the park, staff, and rules. Harassment, including sexual harassment, is inexcusable for both staff and volunteers. Do not express, display, broadcast, distribute, or otherwise communicate to the public any personal opinions, messages or points of view while performing host duties, wearing the host vest, or while occupying the host site. This includes the display of expressive items such as stickers, flags, signs, and clothing."
But the ACLJ explained, "If a park volunteer cannot convey 'any personal opinions, messages or points of view while performing host duties,' as the policy says, then a volunteer cannot engage in even normal chitchat with park visitors. Statements like 'It’s a beautiful day,' 'I love the Seattle Mariners,' or 'It’s right for the government to support public parks' are all forbidden."
The park system bureaucrats did not think to tell the idiot Socialist complaining about the pro-Trump bumper sticker that he or she could just go somewhere else; and is not welcome in the park system of a free country. These bureaucrats are as much at fault for this incident by supporting such unAmerikan and unlawful behavior as the person making the complaint.
Ed. Note: It is way past time for Real Americans to tell these fascists and Socialists that they are not welcome in our country, in our park systems, or anywhere else where normal people congregate. Tell this person that he or she can take his or her stupidity and attacks on freedom of speech and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine. Stop coddling these people who seek to destroy our way of life. Tar them (feathers are unnecessary) and ride them out of town on a rail. Revolution Now! Independence Forever!