Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of General Services
Department of General Services
Regulations for Capitol Square [1 VAC 30 ‑ 100]
Action Revise Existing Regulation
Stage Final
Comment Period Ended on 5/25/2022
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5/24/22  10:22 am
Commenter: Jay Donlin

Regulations for Capitol Square [1 VAC 30 ? 100]

Article I. Bill of Rights

Section 12. Freedom of speech and of the press; right peaceably to assemble, and to petition

That the freedoms of speech and of the press are among the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained except by despotic governments; that any citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; that the General Assembly shall not pass any law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, nor the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for the redress of grievances.


The current limitations imposed are in direct violation of the Constitution of Virginia as well as the Constitution of the United States.   I have included the Article I, Section 12 of the Constitution on Virginia for your convenience.  Remove the draconian restrictions that have been imposed on the citizens and organizations of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

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