Residents of Indigo Shire want the right to criticise the council without threats of being censored or fined.
Councillors will consider changes to a local law when they meet tomorrow night, their last meeting before October's elections.
The local law maintains an aspect of the current rules: that residents asking questions in the open forum part of meetings not say anything deemed to be "offensive" or "unacceptable".
John Harvey was one of the residents to object to the proposed rule and respectfully outlined his reasons to councillors at a special meeting this week.
"It seems very draconian, arbitrary and subjective. I'm not saying the present council would, but if someone wanted to, it could easily be used to stifle debate and criticism - not just council meetings, but I read it applies to committees and possibly public forums," he said.
"Who determines what is offensive and objectionable?
"We live in an era now where some people take offence at almost anything."
He said issues including the name of Coon cheese, the church supporting traditional marriage, the movie Gone With the Wind, and male and female pronouns had all been considered offensive by some people.
"A democracy like ours requires spirited debate and argument and it relies on freedom of thought and expression," Mr Harvey said.
"I think the citizens of Indigo Shire should feel free to voice their concerns.
"The penalties outlines in this law are going to intimidate a lot of people - they're going to be very hesitant to say what they really think."
Cr Larry Goldsworthy said although a fine can be issued for the offence, that has not happened at Indigo Council in the past decade.
Mayor Jenny O'Connor thanked him for his time, saying "despite your concerns, we actually do welcome people putting forward their points of view to us so we can fairly represent the people of Indigo Shire and all the different views".
Council staff have recommended the law be passed at tomorrow's council meeting without any changes.