To the editor:

I would like to know which law allowed the Madison Police Department to remove me from the bridge dedication ceremony.

I was silently holding a poster board-sized poster that was factual and contained no vulgarity. It was a simple reminder that Mike Pence voted against the stimulus package that allowed the bridge project to move forward after years of delay.

This fact may be inconvenient to some, but I have the right to make it known. This was an open-to-the-public event held in a city-owned property.

As a Madison resident, a taxpayer and, most importantly, an American, my First Amendment rights should not have been violated. "Free speech zones," if not outright unconstitutional, certainly go against the American spirit and do not belong in Madison.

Brad Adams

Madison