Monday, September 17, 2007

Campaign Litter

Driving around my town lately, there are campaign signs EVERYWHERE you look.

These same politicians who are posting these signs are the ones who make the laws about business posting signs, and littering. However, when it comes to themselves, obviously, the laws aren't applicable to them.

In one municipality where these signs are appearing, you're not even allowed to post Garage Sale signs without a permit, and you must take them down immediately after the event. Other signs are regularly taken down, and violations are issued by Codes Enforcement officers. In fact, DPW personel are taking down signs, and the campaigns are right there behind them putting them back up.

It's even gotten so vicous between campaigns that they're even taking each others signs down, or blocking each others signs with their own.

However, the politicans campaigning obviously don't think that the law applies to them. It's sad they can't practice what they preach. The insane amount of campaign signs around my town is ridiculous....the people campaigning are going overboard. Not only is it visually unappealing, the amount of material they are wasting is disgusting. I know they have to get the message out and are trying to rally voters to vote for them, but enough is enough.