Born under a bad sign?

By Rebecca Carr | Sep 24, 2009

It's officially political season. The primary is over, the main players vying for each seat have advanced to the general election in November, and those ubiquitous campaign signs are again clogging up our yards and public right-of-ways.

While many find those signs annoying, particularly when overzealous candidates and their supporters essentially spam our beautiful city with four and five per location, they do serve a purpose and they do fall under our First Amendment right of freedom of speech.

What no one is entitled to do is to intentionally destroy another person's property. Those signs are costly a quick online search shows prices as high as $5-$7 each for multi-colored signs ordered in reasonably small quantities, numbers appropriate for covering our small city.

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