“Stand for the Constitution,” (SFTC) a Mesa County group that claims to defend the rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and the integrity of local elections, has started blocking critics and deleting comments it doesn’t like from its public Facebook page while defending the only person in Mesa County who has ever publicly refused to count hundreds of legitimately-cast ballots: Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters.
The First Amendment of the Constitution makes it illegal for government to enact laws restricting freedom of speech and expression. Stand for the Constitution is a private group, not a government entity, so it has every right to block people from its social media pages. But despite claims that it exists to promote freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, SFTC blocks speech they do not want to acknowledge.
SFTC opposes election integrity while telling people they support it
The group blocked a commenter from their Facebook page after they wrote under a video of a pro-Tina Peters rally at the Courthouse December 1, that the only person in the County who has ever openly refused to count hundreds of legitimately-cast ballots is Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters herself, and that Peters still has a box containing 574 uncounted ballots from the 2019 election sitting in her office. When pressed about why she never counted them, Peters has essentially said it was because she didn’t think they mattered.
If Stand for the Constitution really embraced election integrity, they would be pushing Peters to count and record every last one of those ballots, but they aren’t.
This shows Stand For the Constitution doesn’t really embrace the spirit of the Constitution or election integrity at all.
They are just providing the local populace with a heavy dose of Constitution theater.