ADDISON, TX – Free speech is alive and well in Texas, no thanks to a couple of public officials.
Up in Addison, Tom Hunse is a member of the town’s planning and zoning commission, but he’s no longer a member of one of his alma mater’s advisory boards.
Hunse proudly posted on his linked-in page that he resigned from the advisory board of Eastern Illinois University’s Lumpkin School of Business because it hired a Muslim to run the school.
Addision city council members this week narrowly voted to keep him.
In Keller, recently elected school board member Jo Lynn Haussmann apparently had an overwhelming desire to go onto her Facebook page to reprimand voters from nearby Southlake for not taking the time and responsibility to vote in their municipal election.
“Do you realize because so few voters took the time and responsibility to vote in the municipal election, you now have a Muslim on [Southlake] city council? What a shame!”
Most of the speakers at the next Keller I.S.D. board meeting exercised their free speech by demanding her resignation.
Haussmann chose to apologize, instead.
Here’s a memo: free speech means you can say what you like, just don’t expect others to like what you say.