Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Free Speech or Breaking the Law?
Voting in California while getting threatened and harrassed. from wolfsbayne on Vimeo.
It's a video that didn't cost much to make but it's full of spectacle, story and emotions.
Entrepreneur, technologist, social media nerd, hunter and music producer Brooks Bayne went to the polls today in Sherman Oaks, CA wearing an anti-Obama T-Shirt.
"We were excited about voting today in Sherman Oaks, but we were threatened with violence and arrest over shirts we made. We were accused of "electioneering". California, you need to define this term better in your statutes.
I don't work for any party. And I wasn't showing my support for a candidate, nor was I attempting to obtain votes, or hand out campaign materials.
I'd like to see all states define "electioneering". If you don't work for a party or candidate, you should be able to wear what you want when you vote."
What do you think? Was this free speech or was Brooks breaking the law?