“Black Lives Matter,” the name of a political group, has been painted on city streets across the country. Although it is uncommon, if not against the law, for public funds to be used to endorse a political message/group, Democrats have been embracing this behavior.
Those who tried to cover up the words have even been charged with a hate crime.
New York’s far-left mayor, Bill de Blasio, even joined in, painting the big bright words on the street in front of Trump Tower.
Now, Trump supporters are willing to test the mayor of New York. Is he willing to give equal access to conservatives, or will he try to silence free speech?
In a letter submitted Thursday to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, the women of Women for America First requested that, in light of the mayor allowing Black Lives Matter activists to paint a taxpayer-funded BLM mural in front of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, the mayor allow them to paint their own mural…
In a tweet, Kremer warned that the group has retained legal counsel “should de Blasio continue infringing upon our Constitutional rights.”
Why It’s Important:
The statement, “black lives matter” is more than just an anthem of activists. It is the name of a political group closely affiliated with the Democratic Party. They work with ActBlue, the fundraising arm of the DNC, in order to raise money.
So, when liberal leaders embrace this group, they are not taking a “brave” stand, but simply admitting they are on the same side.
But for the mayor of New York to spend city funds on a painting of the party’s words on a city street is a new low. Would they allow the words “Democratic Party” or “Republican Party” to be painted on public property? Probably not.
De Blasio thinks he is striking a blow against the President of the United States. Instead, it appears he is violating public fund rules and basic free speech protections.
Women for America First are demanding equal speech, seeking a chance to paint their own message on a city street.
Chances are, the mayor will deny them the right. This is the same mayor, mind you, who canceled weddings, funerals, and other large gatherings until September—but continues to allow large protests with little restrictions.
It is unlikely that he will allow the use of city property, as well as the use of police, etc., to aid Trump supporters in painting a message. But such denial could expose the likely double standard already seen in exceptions to their rules.
If de Blasio does deny this group the right to paint a message, the resulting lawsuit might be ugly.
- Mayor of New York used public funds to paint a political message on a city street.
- A pro-Trump group requested equal access to the city.
- Should de Blasio deny their request, they threaten to sue.
Source: Biz Pac Review