Comments on: Free speech or securities fraud? http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/06/25/free-speech-or-securities-fraud/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TheFree_Lance http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/06/25/free-speech-or-securities-fraud/comment-page-1/#comment-2256 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:28:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=12789#comment-2256 This First Amendment dodge must be taught in school of government departments across the US. I’ve encountered it with bond referenda, excise tax votes — anything where the public is being asked to approve or disapprove a fiscal question, government officials and employees want to make a distinction between the office they hold and their advocacy as a private citizen.

Nevermind that almost all local government units in the US are set up as corporate entities, blatantly false and misleading statements are rolled out without consequence.

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