Saturday, August 04, 2007

America On Trial

While there have been a couple of incidents of people holding signs being hassled by cops, this is the first case that I know of where the right to post a political sign on public property is being called into question: and yes, it is Our Man in Ohio.
The law is quite specific on the difference between "advertising", which is commercial speech, and political speech, and it's amazing the case wasn't thrown out immediately on the strength of that. Kevin's defense should be that as a citizen of this country, using public property to speak out against this administration is not only his right, it's his duty. We'll see how it goes.


Freewayblogger said...

Dear guy-living-in-my-shadow-who-keeps-spamming-my-comments-section-with-entire-goddam-articles. I'll say it again. You put up the link. Not the article. Now let's try this again, shall we? here's the link to the article you posted:

That's what it's supposed to look like. NOT the whole goddam article.

And it's a good one too - describes rather fully how we could win the war in Iraq if only the people who supported the war had the fucking guts to go over there and fight it.

like you. BY the way, I've changed my mind and will actually meet you in person, at a recruiting office. It'll be fun.

OYE said...

Dear Freewayblogger-

Welcome to Operation Yellow Elephant!