Monday, September 08, 2008
West Coast Peace Tour!
Over the next two weeks I'll be touring the west coast and placing large "Peace" and "Peace on Earth." signs alongside the freeways.
Like the flags that went up on overpasses after September 11th, political banners are entirely legal and constitutionally protected speech. So long as they're non-commercial, safely posted political messages, it's not just your right to put up signs, it's your right to put up as many of them as you want, as big as you want, and your right to use public property to do it. At least that's my theory.
Granted, there are some officials who may take issue with this, but I've put up over 5,000 signs so far and nobody's done much to stop me. My take on the first amendment is that when it comes to limiting a citizen's right to political Free Speech, you'd better have a damn good reason for it.
When it comes to civil liberties it's our job as citizens to assume each and every right we can, and to fight tooth and nail for anything anyone tries to take away. Especially when it comes to Free Speech.
How To Make Signs