Posted by Lambchop
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, an affluent suburb North of Houston, Texas is embroiled in a yard sign controversy.
The sign in question had been placed in Michael Towers front yard every year for the past 4 years – it was an advertisement for a pro-life rally “Pray to End Abortion – 40 Days of Life”. This fall after a neighbor’s complaint, Towers was asked to remove the sign by the DSC and Design Review Committee.
The two committees continue to say that it is not the “message” but the sign did not “fit in with their current design standards” so they disallowed it. But, the problem is that no one is clear about which standards it violated.
Kyle Watson, attorney and resident of The Woodlands pointed out that the” township” is a state entity in that it receives tax dollars (and apparently uses a .gov URL on the website), and, therefore, is prohibited from regulating a sign based on content.“These are vague and ambiguous standards. Your third option would be best, there should be no restrictions on the signs’ messages, ” said Watson,
The Township Chair, Mike Bass resigned after the removal notification was issued.
This is a prime example of creeping liberalism and a favorite tactic of the left - hide behind vague regulations and lie about their true agenda.
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