Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Ron Paul Signs

I can't help but wonder why, if Ron Paul is such a great candidate, his supporters need to break the law to tell everyone? I'm fairly certain there's a law or two being broken with the signs up on the overpasses. I even saw one in Draper attached to the batting cage in a public park. Or is Ron Paul sponsoring Little League now?

If I'm wrong, and what they are doing is legal, please enlighten me. I think the Obama logo could definitely spruce up Salt Lake City.

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:52

    Come and get us.

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  2. Wow, talk about being on the offensive!

    I don't want to "get" you, I just find your actions ironic, and it makes me wonder if he'd pull a "Bush" when he gets into office and change the laws retroactively so that the signs become legal.

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  3. Misty... I agree with your anon poster, come and get us!

    I mean that in the most respectful way though. I wish I saw the same enthusiasm from supporters for other candidates, but most can't seem to get beyond bumper stickers. The law? Never took that into account, probably never will. I don't hurt other people or infringe on their liberties. Those are the laws that I follow, the rest can piss off as they are unconstitutional. Political speech is protected for the most part anyway. Getting arrested for posting a sign would actually be good publicity, let 'em try.

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  4. Anonymous11:57

    I see the Paranoid Libertarian Party is out in force today...
    I don't see anywhere she's suggesting to send the jack-booted thugs to your house, so maybe the "come get us" posters should take a valium and ease up a bit.

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  5. Anonymous #2...

    Blah, blah, blah. Perhaps you should ease up off of the Xanax and recognize that there was no paranoia behind the comment I made. Paranoia implies some kind of fear... There is no fear here. I'm the type of guy that'll say right out loud to a pot cop that pot cops are worthless pigs that ruin more lives than pot ever has. If I end up tasered or in jail for it, oh well. You might as well throw the enforcement arm of the Federal Reserve in with those pot cops too. They are another scourge of society that can suck a fart.

    Your comment was awfully quick to come after mine, we aren't commenting on our own blog are we?

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  6. Actually, I'm Anon 1, Anon 2 and well...me. I just like arguing with myself, and to keep my multiple personalities from getting into a heated argument and turning into a physical fight, I use my blog as an outlet.

    Doh!

    Nah, pot smoking doesn't lead to paranoia and illogical blog comments. How did that go from "illegal signs" to "pot cops"? And what exactly is a "pot cop", anyway?

    Nevermind, don't answer that. I don't really want to know. Let's just stick with the "illegal signs" topic, shall we?

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  7. Anonymous12:36

    Ummm... okay...
    You don't see comments like "come and get us" (copper!) as paranoid when she's remarking on an issue that probably is the equivalent of a speeding ticket offense?
    Or are you saying that it's okay to break the law (however minor) as long as it's your guy who's doing it and not the other guy?
    Maybe both?
    If the other guy did something like this and it caused a minor annoyance to you 'cause you don't think it's right, would you be posting the same comments?
    Misty can be annoyed with the signs for whatever reason she wants to be annoyed with them. She can question the legality of putting up such signs. This is her blog.
    I am not Misty so I can't speak for her, but I do believe she has a point in that if people don't follow some decorum or rules to campaigns, the rhetoric and such can easily get out of hand and become grossly unair.
    Saying "come and get us" because you think the rules are arbitrary and look forward to some affront to your challenge-authority mentality is not going to convince anyone at all that you are not paranoid.

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  8. If all the jingoists can go and splatter I-95 with "9-11 NEVAR FERGET!" for 2 years and have no one complain about it, maybe a few RP supporters have been convinced that perhaps they arent doing something wrong?

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  9. Actually, politicos breaking laws in regard to signs is nothing new. It happens every campaign cycle.

    I didn't see more than about a half-dozen Orrin Hatch signs in 06 that were placed legally. The rest were illegal. However, it's hard to complain when you have Pete Ashdown signs also illegally placed.

    I didn't see a single legal Mark Shirtluff sign in 2004, and there's still a sign up that I see 3-4 times a week for Lohra MIller that wasn't legal in the first place. It sits next to a Scott McCoy sign.

    -Bob

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  10. ScottyJ23:51

    One day you'll thanks those people putting up the signs...

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  11. Seeing as how we pay for the highways with our tax dollars (gas taxes mostly), why would it be illegal to post signs on highways, or any public places? After all, these places belong to us- the public. In these places, if nowhere else, we should be guaranteed the right of free speech.

    I believe public signs by individuals are legal as long as they are not positioned in a way that could cause harm. I don't believe a sign in a public park or on a public fence is illegal, but if there is such a law- I believe that would be be unconstitutional and unethical.

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  12. Jeremy,

    Just because you believe something, doesn't make it true. The rest of us are all aware that the people hanging those signs are breaking the law. And, this being America, if you don't like a law, you can try to change it, but it's not ok to just ignore it.

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