Including her hostility to free political speech.
You should have thought about the response to your actions, Ms. Tyroch. Put this fire out. From the Empower Texans Newsletter:
Earlier this morning, our weekly e-newsletter included a link to our satirical take on liberal Martha Tyroch's campaign ads, up on our YouTube channel. (Tyroch the Taxer is in a run-off election in House District 55 against Ralph Sheffield. Our PAC has endorsed Sheffield.)If the video won't play, you can download it directly from the source.
Why? Tyroch is a tax-raising, budget-growing, big-government former mayor pro tem of Temple. Her campaign ad somehow neglected to mention her record on taxes and spending. Probably just an oversight...
No, her campaign doesn't want folks talking about her record of growing taxes and wasting taxpayer money. So in response to our little parody piece, the Tyroch campaign demanded that YouTube pull it down. Never mind the fact that political speech, and especially parody, has been long-considered free speech (and fair use). There is even legal debate over whether political materials can be copyrighted because it is inherently not commercial. But we digress...
Apparently Martha Tyroch and her campaign advisors don't like the First Amendment any more than they like taxpayer protection, property tax relief, or spending restraint. And they sure don't want voters learning about her anti-taxpayer record.
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