I've started hanging these around the Bay Area as a challenge to the people who've been ripping up my signs: let's see them do the same to a piece of their own country's history.
For those of you who've been wanting to do this yourselves but were nervous about the legality, consider "Live Free or Die." Let's face it, the day that hanging up signs that say "Live Free or Die." becomes illegal in this country, that's the day that America dies.
For me it's a protest against everything we've just given away: the right to a trial, to be able to face your accuser... the right to say that you come from a country that doesn't commit torture. Although I doubt much of my audience will read any of that into it, I think the freeways look a hell of a lot better with them than without.
If nothing else, people will see that somebody felt they had the right to do this. I figure if I keep hanging signs and people keep seeing them, eventually some of them will start doing it too.
I had a brief appearance on Hannity and Colmes last week. They showed some of my signs, summarized the project and then Hannity said what I'm doing is illegal, costing the taxpayers money and that I was (get this) "trespassing on public property." I said it might be illegal in North Korea or someplace like that but that in America when it comes to political speech, public property means my property and I'm free to do as I please. Then he said I was wrong, I said I was right, Colmes tried to say something but failed and then Hannity finished off by saying I was "too cheap to buy a billboard." Not really what you'd call a stirring debate, but it did result in an inbox full of hate mail from Fox viewers.
One of the letters was so succinct and, in its way, beautiful, it could've passed for poetry:
USA - 848
FB - 665