Looks like these anti-Joe Biden flags aren’t for everyone!
A woman in New Jersey has been ordered to remove her anti-Biden flags or face daily fines of $250.
The signs contain profanity and that was stated as the main reason they were ordered to be removed, not the political nature of them.
It was a municipal judge who stated that the NJ homeowner signs and flags, many of which contain the F-word, were obscene and should be removed due to violating a borough ordinance, as reported on Penn Live:
Roselle Park Municipal Court Judge Gary Bundy ordered the Willow Avenue homeowner to remove the signs with profanity within a week or face a $250-a-day fine. Patricia Dilascio is the property owner but her daughter, Andrea Dick, had the signs, three of which include the F-word, on display.
“This is not a case about politics. It is a case, pure and simple, about language,” Bundy said. “This ordinance does not restrict political speech. Neither this town or its laws may abridge or eliminate Ms. Dilascio’s freedom of speech.
“However, freedom of speech is not simply an absolute right. It is clear from state law and statutes that we cannot simply put up the umbrella of the First Amendment and say everything and anything is protected speech.”
It appears the judge recognizes the freedom of speech, but also recognizes the borough code in the area, as the woman with the anti-Biden signs had received a citation for it before.
No big deal, there’s always a solution to things like this!
Further reported on Penn Live:
A borough code enforcement officer issued a notice of violation last month to the property owner and then a court summons a few days after the signs were not removed. The code enforcement officer testified in court that she received a call from the mayor about the signs and then issued a violation. She said Signorello never asked her to issue a summons.
The ordinance prohibits displaying “any obscene material, communication or performance or other article or item which is obscene within the Borough.” It defines obscenity as material that depicts or describes sexual conduct or lacks any serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.
There’s also a school up the block, so it’s probably a good idea for the woman to remove the signs.
Even though the signs are hilarious, she could easily find some that don’t say the F-word so much. Just for the sake of the children, even though half the music they listen to these days is probably worse than the F-word!
Nothing wrong with a little vulgar humor, but with there being a school up the street and potential fines of $250 per day – it makes sense to just get a new sign that doesn’t have profane language. We can dismantle Joe Biden with some class and sass, that’s no problem for us!
But if you really want to see the signs in their full glory – here there are!