Notes From Here

Billboard (rented) along a main Idaho artery

I’m concerned it could be taken as a subtle public invitation of violence towards our President–by the depiction a smug looking gunner next to the image of the President of the United States–and that perhaps the Secret Service should be notified of the possible suggestion. Over-the-top hyperbole can often appeal to the crazy as a signal of encouragement, and I think this unfortunate fact needs to be considered here. We’ve already just had one nut from Idaho shoot at the White House; so, in light of that alone, I think we ought to exercise some caution with our extremists. And, as for giving the 1st Amendment carte blanc to saying anything, remember that it stops at “yelling fire in a theater…”

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