The message displayed across the top says CALVERT COUNTY, MD– A pro-Trump sign is generating quite a bustle in Calvert County, Maryland, with some asking for it to be lifted, the reason is not of its message, instead of the abuse used to convey that message.
The sign, which is discovered near the junction of Route 4 and Bowie Shop Road in Huntingtown, features a cartoon image of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris superimposed on feces.
“Don’t blame Trump, you are stuck with these twos heads.”
One of those people calling for the removal of the signs is Jeanette Flaim, chairwoman of the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee.
While many can agree with the overall messaging of the billboard, some are speaking out against it because it is advertised in a community, bad thing is children who drive by will be exposed to the language on the sign.
Flaim said: “It’s just vulgar,”
She went on to say: “Kids are going to school, and they’re going by it every day, and parents are driving their kids. We just don’t think kids should have to see that or parents should have to explain that.”
Previously informed by the Calvert Recorder and Southern Maryland News On Tuesday, May 11th county commissioners said they may not have a choice, citing the 2015 Supreme Court Decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Fox10 reported.
Responded to questions about the signed Board of County Commissioners President Buddy Hance said the town’s hands are tied due to that previous ruling. Hance said: “There is nothing that we as county government can do for language that’s on a legal sign,”
He continued: “You know this country was built on the foundation of free speech, and sometimes we like what that free speech says, and sometimes we don’t.” The Washington Examiner reported. Flaim told she is hoping a pressure campaign will be effective in getting the sign taken down. She said:
“We have not complained about any other signs,”
She added” “It’s this sign we think is, again, damaging to all of us, all of us in Calvert. The GOP, the independents, everybody.”