Five Man Electrical Band sang it best in 1971:
“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”
It’s election time, people. And you know what that means…Campaign signs!
So as I’m driving through my neighborhood, I am greeted by the above display. Now I wholeheartedly support a candidates’ right to campaign. I also want to take this moment to plead with everyone to please get out and vote. Some feel one vote won’t make a difference, however, those “one votes” add up to many votes and this could quite possibly change the trajectory of our local, state, and/or national government.
Back to the original purpose of this entry…The central (non-campaign) sign lists “Coming in 2019…For Lease”. This leads me to believe that this property is owned by the company represented on that above sign. If that is the case, have the candidates obtained permission from the property owner to display their signs? Or is there just an assumption that the open field and the lack of a building creates a free for all for any and all candidates to plead for votes? I am not implying support or lack thereof for any of the candidates represented above, I merely question the sign placement.
How many signs are enough in this space? How many signs are too many? How many redundant signs should be displayed for a single candidate? And what about after the election? Have you ever observed that post-election, those same signs remain in the place originally displayed? Does this create sign pollution? Shouldn’t there be a timeframe within which the campaign signs should be removed? Should there be a fine for leaving a sign continually posted long after the use of it has expired?
What should be the limit of questions that I am allowed to pose about the neverending campaign signs that litter our neighborhoods? (LOL!)
Just something to think about, compliments of me…And please, don’t forget to get out and vote!
Copyright Susie Krivacic 2018