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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I, Dino Corvino, support the rights of Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger to attend, speak at, and support a march that he believes in.  I support his right to do this in his off time, when he is not being paid by the taxpayers, when he is a private citizen.  I support his First Amendment right of free speech unencumbered by a government body.

I further support individuals and groups to be critical of Brad Karger, private citizen, for attending a march, or event that they oppose.  They have every right to voice this criticism to Brad, to their social media feed, to anyone they want to.  This includes his employer.

I oppose the actions taken by the Marathon County Board to suspend Brad Karger for attending a legally protected protest in his free time.  I feel that the vote to suspend Brad reflects badly, and borders on a violation of his free speech.    He has the right to speech, without government censorship or punishment as a private citizen.  He has been punished, and I believe his rights were violated.

More than any time in history we have an opportunity to hear from County Supervisors on why they voted to suspend Brad Karger.  I extend this invitation to all of them, reach out to us at Citizen Wausau, we will publish your explanation without comment for the public to see.  If you are not a writer, you can take part in my podcast called Here You are Wausau, and we will allow you a chance to explain your vote there if you like.

Supervisors, I urge you to explain your actions.  Without information in the public, the public is free to go with any narrative it settles upon.  You should explain this vote.

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