Is Gould, Arkansas, The Least Democratic Town In the United States?

Posted by | July 18, 2011 11:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

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The city council passed an ordinance that no “new organizations” can be created without their approval.

“The ordinance states, ‘No new organizations shall be allowed to exist within the city of Gould without approval from majority of the city council,'” reports the Fox News affiliate in Little Rock. And that’s not all: Because it’s so squishy language-wise, the ordinance seems to forbid the 850 or so residents of Gould—a town located in the southeastern corner of the squarish state—from discussing local politics in any way, anywhere. Meetings between citizens and the town mayor that take place without the council’s authorization are now illegal as well.

Mayor Earnest Nash (pictured) vetoed the ordinance, but was overridden by the city council.

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