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View Diary: Walker's Wisconsin: Kenosha County Sheriff Says Signs More Than 4" Wide Not Allowed On Public Land. (218 comments)

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  •  Actually, no. Collecting signatures is not (3+ / 0-)
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    ruleoflaw, Cali Techie, PinHole

    campaigning. This sheriff was full of shit and abusing his power by intimidation.

    "Repeatedly he [Voltaire] dwelt on the folly and credulousness of the masses and the selfishness and unscrupulousness of the ruling few." 'nuff said.

    by caseynm on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 04:48:36 PM PST

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    •  Having a recall sign *is*. (0+ / 0-)

      Collecting signatures without a sign is not.  The one and only one thing the sheriff was right about is that they wouldn't have been allowed to have a campaign sign about Walker (and a recall sign IS just that) that was affixed to the ground as that would disassociate it from their group and then look like it was put there by the town.  It's like the difference between holding a demonstration sign in your hands at city hall saying "Repent sinners, and come to Jesus" (legal), versus actually installing the sign there (not legal).

      Leaving it stuck in the ground would have been illegal.

      Everything else he claimed was illegal, like having it in the back of the car, or having it on a sandwich board, was not.

      Having recall signs in the capitol rotunda during the protests was not campaigning because there was no recall campaign happening yet.  Now there is.

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