MIDDLEBORO, Mass. (CNN/WHDH) -- There was a lot of cursing Monday in Middleboro, Massachusetts. Protesters showed up to voice opposition to a proposed law that would ban public profanity.
Many can hear angry words of frustration in Middleboro as protesters fired up about the new proposed town law to ban swearing had many speaking out on the steps of town hall.
One local pastor called out a man for holding up this sign filled with profanities. Rev. Frank Dennull with Lifehouse Church says, "Why don't you put your name over the top of the sign as a billboard to show what kind of representation of a man you are? Put your name on the top of the sign so you can say this is what I believe."
The protest was organized by Libertarian blogger and former marine, Adam Kokesh from New Mexico. He called the idea behind the proposed law obscene. Kokesh says, "That was offensive. Because it means what you say that comes out of your mouth can incur the threat of violence from the government."
One resident says, "What we see here in Middleboro Massachusetts is emblematic of what we have in government as a whole in America."
Most protesters were from out of town which had the locals saying one thing, "umber one, they don't live here, and it's almost like invading the town."
One protester and town meeting member who voted against the pending law, wants more involvement from residents. Darlene Fretes says, "If 183 voted to vote this in, and 50 voted against it, where's the rest of this town? Because there's over 11,000 people in town, where is the rest of these people?"
If the ban becomes a law, people in Middleboro would be fined $20 for publicly cursing. During Monday's protest, no one was fined because the law hasn't gone into effect yet.