Thursday, November 30, 2006
Our era of divisive politics brings out conflicts between land use law, which tries to ensure harmony and conformity, and free speech, which protects controversy. Earlier in the week I wrote about the debate over a peace sign wreath in Colorado. Today comes another controversy –- this one from Lafayette, Cal., an affluent community just over the hills east of the San Francisco Bay. On private property across from the train station, anti-war advocates have created what they call a memorial, with hundreds of crosses and a large sign listing the number of American servicemen killed in Iraq. City law prohibits signs this large (maximum size 4 square feet), but makes exceptions for memorials.
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