Westword’s Chase Woodruff warned us this was coming Friday–legendary anti-tax crusader, author of the 1992 Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) amendment, and convicted felon tax cheat Doug Bruce’s plan to strike a blow for liberty yesterday in Colorado Springs’ Memorial Park:
Notorious conservative activist Douglas Bruce, architect of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and a former state lawmaker himself, has even announced that he will hold a “protest picnic” at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs on Sunday, March 29, issuing an “open invitation for Mayor [John] Suthers to come arrest me for peaceably assembling with my fellow Americans.” [Pols emphasis]
That’s right, freedom fighters, the author of Colorado Republicans’ most cherished law–so awesome that no other state in America has been
dumb visionary enough to implement it–risked arrest yesterday by daring to hold a (potentially) illegal gathering, in order to show Gov. Jared Polis and the entire world that freedom matters more than some silly pandemic disease that [insert COVID-19 misinformation here].
But as Pam Zubeck of the Colorado Springs Independent informs us via the Twitters, arrests weren’t necessary:
Because Bruce’s “protest picnic” for God, country and coronavirus freedom drew a half-dozen people. Keeping their distance as you can see, despite their God-given right to swap droplets.
And that, on balance, has us feeling much better about our fellow Coloradans. Thank all but a very few of you.