There Was No Brouhaha, But There Should Have Been



After hearing the story about the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department saying the Payson Sons and Daughters of Liberty could not pass out booklets of the Constitution on the Fourth of July at Green Valley Park because the paper might blow into the lake, I decided to go to parks and rec office and ask for a copy of their regulations. I was told “they have no written regulations.”

When I asked who made the decisions, the answer: “We have to control what gets passed out. If we let one group pass things out, then we would have to let people like Pete’s Place pass out material.”

Although I have never been there, I believe Pete’s Place is a legitimate business.

Unfortunately, there was no brouhaha (means an uproar or commotion), but there sure should have been.

Sally Low


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