May 26, 2019

Signs of the times

Admittedly, there are many things in this world that I do not comprehend. One of them is the rationale behind the adornment of our city streets with election propaganda signs. Would it be a slap in the face to the First Amendment to prohibit such roadside littering? I don’t know. Do these signs actually serve a purpose? Have the signs convinced voters how to vote one way or the other? If they have, even one vote, woe onto us!

Who cleans up this mess after the elections? Do the perpetrators pick up all, some, or none of their handiwork? Hopefully someone can answer this.

If the city cleans up any of this litter that would mean that its residents de facto are paying for partisan political propaganda. Gee whiz, why do I bother not checking the election campaign contribution box on my federal tax return?

Does a municipality have the right to limit this street adornment? I don’t know. Answers anyone?

Douglas Kazdoy


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