This is a very unfortunate case. Like it or not, free speech, as offensive asit might be is an American right. What really bothers me about this is that the Minutemen are richer as a result of the court ruling.
on November 17th, 2009 at 2:03 pm
I’m laughing my butt off – the lawyers win again.
on November 17th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
In all honesty, the groups that urged the trans. department to pull the signs should have used their heads. It is the ugly truth that people just don’t seem to understand; that free speech is universal and that without proof of direct harm, there’s not a lot one can do or should do to stop it.
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen the “allies” jump to quick assumptions only to have it shoot them in the foot later.
on November 17th, 2009 at 10:00 pm
Like the sign. San Diego Minutemen.
Thanks for helping clean up the trash motorists pitch along the highways.
If those of you would not use the highway as a trash bin the signs would not be necessary. Now you will complain about the trash along the highway but will not lift a finger to help clean it up.
This Political Correctness is going to kill us.
on November 18th, 2009 at 1:33 pm
The SDM have the right to have a highway sign proclaim that they are picking up litter. However, I certainly hope that they are indeed following through on that commitment. That being said, I presume that Caltran does have the option to rename that section of highway, much like Missouri has done. When a KKK organization was given the right to “adopt-a-highway,” Missour renamed it Rosa Parks Freeway, and later renamed a different highway after a Rabbi when a neo-Nazi group adopted a section of highway.
on November 20th, 2009 at 4:56 am
Great idea from Missouri, Laura, & thanks for sharing.
Freedom of speech should not include inciting to violence & hatred.
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