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Update on Campaign advertising: Signs and Vehicles


Yard SignsLast week, I wrote a report about the issue of campaign signs, both the yard signs and vehicles used as signs. I went out in the last few days with a cameraman and took some photographs in order to illustrate the issue for my readers. See if you agree or disagree with my perception of the problem and how serious it is.

I am extremely pro-free speech and so I have a good understanding of the implications which come from placing restrictions on the right of free speech. However, reasonable limitations on signage have been adjudged by our court system as not to be an imposition on first amendment rights.

I see this as comprising two main issues, quality of life, and safety. I will attempt to present examples of both. «Read the rest of this article»


Campaign advertising: Signs and Vehicles


Generic Political SignsDuring recent drives around Clarksville, I have been seeing short stretches of road with 20-30 campaign signs and often having two or more signs for a candidate on a single piece of property. I have a simple proposal to make.

Clarksville and Montgomery County should limit private property placement of these signs to one sign per political candidate per property. They may post signs for more than one candidate if they so choose. For signs placed on the public right of way, there should be no more than one sign for a individual candidate for every 500 feet of road. «Read the rest of this article»

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