Back in 2014, we wrote that Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley was becoming a home to hard-right political activism, hosting back-to-back State of Jefferson and Nevada County Tea Party Patriot gatherings: Mark Meckler, Terry Rapoza and Mark Baird (spokespersons for the State of Jefferson movement) all in one place!
“The park absolutely takes no position on the content of the speech by users of the park,” Barry Pruett, one of the park’s directors at the time, insisted.
Now the Nevada County Tea Party Patriots is back — this time with a plan for “liberty trees and a bench” in the park. It will be discussed at the upcoming July 7 board meeting.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.