2008-02-04

Ron Paul campaign signs on Public property

I apologize for not including a photo on this post which certainly deserves one. On the way to work this morning I spied a Ron Paul campaign sign stuck in the grass in the median between the Registrar's office and the Mayflower restaurant/Bel-Jean printing, etc.

1. I assume that this is against the law. IANAL (I am not a lawyer), but, clearly that little patch of grass is public property, and election campaign signs have no business there. Perhaps Adrian can enlighten us on this issue.

2. Feel free to follow up with your own post of a photo of the sign if you are so inclined. I will try to do it later on today if I have time but you may beat me to it.

3. An open letter to the Ron Paul supporter who thought it was appropriate to put the sign there: What the f***?! If you think that putting a campaign sign on public property is in agreement with Mr. Paul's old-school, Constitution-respecting conservative/libertarian politics, you are wrong. If you think that putting the sign there is going to win over anyone, you are doubly wrong. Also, Ron Paul is to the Republicans as Nader was to the Democrats. Love, Me.

That is all.

9 comments:

Franco said...

You spied the sign on the way to work? Hmm... so you make a wage and pay taxes on it, right? That money goes toward death, destruction and oppression of people at home and abroad. Ever heard of cruel and unusual punishment? War crimes?

Yeah, you're guilty. But hey, go ahead and keep whining about a 2-square foot sign.

David said...

If everyone who states "Ron Paul will not win" would campaign and vote for him, this statement would not become true!
Ron Paul stands for the TRUE Republican Party. I believe the Libertarian Party would not have been created if the Republicans had not strayed from their principles.
I keep reading about how nothing but extremist groups are following Ron Paul (which is not true) and I ask you, what is more extreme and insane than supporting any candidate who wants to continue war? taxes? US funded global military? open borders? Federal ID cards?
I look at most of the candidates and see the same evil winks and grins that we have gotten from the current leaders during the past two presidential terms and I am sickened by it.
We need to wake up, stop being passive, and vote for someone who will move our nation forward again using honesty and The Constitution. Talk to your friends and family about Ron Paul, get involved in YOUR homeland again!!

Adrian said...

Yeah, I think the local newspaper has carried stories about how the signs are not supposed to be posted on roadways and they will get removed. I've been seeing handmade Ron Paul signs popping up on private property, too (photo).

Adrian said...

Ron Paul actually want to sh*tcan the last 100+ years of constitutional jurisprudence and I tremble in fear to think about what kind of justice he would appoint to the Supreme Court. Yeah, let's vote for a president who would wipe out most of our constitutional rights because he doesn't believe in the incorporation doctrine that has been in development for our benefit for a majority of our country's history.

Model Consumer said...

Wow, who knew this would be so provocative?

@franco:
So, do you have a solution for me? Like, am I simply to stop paying taxes? Good luck with that. I'm as guilty as anyone is, I suppose, which means next to nothing, if not nothing.
As far as "whining" is concerned: I think this is a legitimate complaint. I have no problem with anyone supporting the candidate of his or her choice, just do it on your own time and property. Campaign signs meant for one's front lawn do not belong on patches of grass that are not only not one's front lawn but are also public.

@david:
I do agree that Ron Paul will not win. I have no desire to vote for him, let alone campaign for him. I'm a Liberal, the card-carrying kind. I do believe we should be more libertarian, in our society, on a lot of the social issues, but on a lot of policy issues and in general, I probably am a bit of a socialist. I vote Democratic every time becauase that's the only viable alternative for someone like me in our f u c k e d up system. Having said that, I don't disagree with everything that Ron Paul stands for, but I do disagree with a lot of it.

@adrian:
Thanks for replying and providing some well-thought out commentary.

Chris said...

There is also a Ron Paul sign in the public right-of-way in the median on College Station just east of the 10 loop. That has to be illegal as well.

James said...

I saw scads of Ron Paul signs all over town - for a good while, but especially starting last weekend - and virtually all of them were on the public right-of-way.

This was patently illegal. The county code is quite specific on the placement of political signs, as either the Board of Elections or the Community Protection Division will readily tell you.

James said...
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James said...

Okay - so I'm not exactly proficient in how to work this thing.