Posted by ScottE on April 02, 2000 at 24:29:44:
so you can READ what you posted originally. Apparently you’ve been sitting at the pc too long.
Jack, since you insist on accusing me of having no pride in my town, I feel it necessary to respond. I am sure Tim and I have plenty of respect and pride in each of our respective towns.
In case you forgot, Tim’s original post had to do with the threat of ARREST, remember? Your response to that was “You know if the signs are on public lands the guy is most surly breaking some laws, so if he was smart he really should not get to upset.” implying that Tim should keep his mouth shut so as to not call attention to his egregious behaviour. SHHHHHHH
Jack, as I described in my post, LITTERING would be the only charge (besides trespassing) that could reasonably be pursued. Last time I looked at local, state, and Federal laws, having a LACK OF PRIDE IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW.
I am not condoning littering- anywhere. But once again, are there any elections that take place in your proud, clean little town? And are there any candidates that place “self serving” signs around town? And after those elections are there any signs left, even by the prevailing parties, in your town?
My guess is yes, just like every other town. Do the police go out and ARREST those folks, even the newly elected Congressman? Ummm…NOPE. They instruct those folks to pick up their signs or they will be fined.
If you don’t like the signs, great. Call the city hall in your town. The point is, no matter how much or how little pride someone has for their town, the chances that they will be arrested for a few signs is as close to zero as you can get.