Seeing how it’s Sunday and always a slow day in the blogosphere world, thought I’d toss out something for you to chew on. After you read and watch what’s going on in this man’s life…see if you think he will win or lose the good fight he’s taking on. After-all, it’s ‘Freedom of Speech‘ and the ‘First Amendment‘ he’s dealing with here!

Here’s the rest of the story…this is via Mr.Conservative – H/T GP:

Every American understands that, of all the types of speech protected under the First Amendment, that speech which is given the highest protection is political speech. Well, not every American. The authorities in Gaines Township, Michigan, have a rule that signs with political messages must be limited to 20 square feet. By contrast, they say commercial signs can be 35 square feet. One man is determined to lead Gaines Township back to core constitutionalism.

Vern Verduin is a cattle farmer who believes that President Obama’s political goals are destructive and inconsistent with American values. He’s therefore parked two truck trailers on his property and posted two political messages:

Marxism/Socialism = Poverty & hunger

Obama’s ‘mission accomplished.’ 8% unemployment. 16 trillion debt.

Like commercial billboards, the signs are easy for passing drivers to see – and authorities in Gaines Township don’t like that. They are insisting that the signs violate a zoning ordinance that prohibits political signs larger than 20 square feet. The irony of this speech limitation, however, is that the same zoning laws allowing people to display a sign up to 32 feet square for the purpose of “selling ideas.” It doesn’t seem to occur to the Township that the ultimate “idea” is political thought.

Verduin has hired attorney Howard Van Den Huevel to help protect his free speech rights. Van Den Huevel is optimistic about the case’s outcome, telling a local news station that “This is clearly a violation of his free speech and free exercise right.”

As part of their challenge, Verduin and Van Den Huevel also plan to attack that part of the ordinance that seeks to put a time limit on political speech. Gaines Township allows political signs only 45 days before and 10 days after an election.

Good intentions sometimes lead to bad outcomes. In its pursuit of beauty and its attempt to preserve peace between citizens of differing political stripes, the Township has enacted laws inconsistent with the First Amendment’s promise that government may not make any law “abridging the freedom of speech.”

So, friends…what do you think about all of this? Will Vern win or lose…any bets?

UPDATE: Vern Verduin wins the good fight he fought!

Farmer Wins Right to Display Anti-Obama Signs On His Own Property‘ – H/T to ga steve.

Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

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  1. Dave in Texas says:

    I say make the sign bigger and tell city hall to kiss his American ass.

    God Bless the U.S.A!!


    Great big billboardS overlooking WASHINGTON D.C. HOLLYWOOD,LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO

  3. Everyone knows which side I’m taking… still can’t believe this sorry ass pathetic piece of shit marxist/socialist possible rump ranger throws a baseball like a sissy president got reelected.

    • Depressing isn’t it Paul? ~

    • I’m not so sure he was re-elected. An interesting possibility presented here:


      • Good morning Vix…

        I’ll always believe Romney won. That video and information you provide with your link should be a must see by all. – Nothing will be done about this…absolutely nothing.

        Btw…I will say one thing about Diebold, I have heard libs bitch about Diebold far more than those on the right over the past decade of so…but, something was really wrong the last go ’round. Heck, we heard numerous reports about the machines casting votes for O instead of Romeny, plus…we heard tons of leftists proudly declaring how many times they repeatedly voted for Obama last election. And we can’t forget the districts that zero votes (ZERO) for Romney. Of course something was and is radically wrong with the big picture…but our side of the aisle does nothing about it…NOTHING!

        INFURIATING to say the least. ~

        • Because, IMHO, many on our side of the aisle are in cahoots or perhaps hoping to have a seat at the oligarchs’ table when the collapse comes.

          Case in point:
          Once again, my two “fine” senators vote with the Dems:

          Note to any other Tennesseans who post here: Hope you’ll join me in never, NEVER again voting for Lamar Alexander and “Boob” Corker.

          • Vixen…

            Point well made regarding the voting issue. – I just don’t know what to think about all of it, in some ways I’ve always thought it was more of an issue of cowardice on our side, fearing what the msm would do to them…they always fear the msm, the big-wigs etc live and die by that fear.

            As to the internet taxes and your senators…you’re not alone. I hope others are paying attention to this issue, I know I have been when I can. Sure glad you posted this. Big brother always has to get their paws into our lives…one way or the other. In the meantime it costs all of us dearly. ~

            I don’t even recognize this country anymore compared to what she was, what she’s supposed to be. – Depressing…sad…mind-bending madness.

          • “I don’t even recognize this country anymore compared to what she was, what she’s supposed to be. – Depressing…sad…mind-bending madness.”

            I have a knot in my stomach all the time since the November “Selection.” The Thing in our White House is demonic.

          • Demonic indeed….you have to be deaf and blind not to realize that fact. ~

            I’ve hoped in the past I would live to see this country turn around in a major way, I’ve lost hope of that at various times…the last ‘selection’ was the major one.

            0h well, we’ve got to trudge on and continue to fight the good fight anyway we can to keep our spirits up…if you know what I mean. I just can’t be negative all the time, it’s not my nature. 😉

        • Lets not forget how many dead people voted for BO too.

          • I haven’t. You can throw in pets…as well as people being coerced in nursing homes too. – Plus, felons that are incarcerated…the list goes on and on.

            …the dems have vote stealing down to an art.

      • Vixen,

        Just saw this link… very interesting!!! I’m sure you will not see this short post from me, but as always, thank you for contributing.

  4. One other thought…while I still could, I’d paint the number one in front of the eight in the top photo…after-all, that’s much closer to the real number of people unemployed.

  5. After he was first elected president,I flew my flag at half mast. After barry was re-elected I fly my flag up side down the distress signal.

    • Howdy Tony…

      One things for sure…you weren’t alone. There were others that did the same thing as well. – I’ve read same sentiments here in the past…and elsewhere too.

  6. Fisk Ellington Rutledge III says:

    Since this fine man is White, he will probably lose. If a Black man or group had put up a sign saying “The White Man is the Devil on Earth” (a core belief of Black Muslims) not a soul in authority would dare say a word. They’d probably have a day of White self-flagellation in front of the sign.

    It’s time to grow a pair and realize who the enemy is.

  7. Btw…if any of you tweet, you might want to use the hashtag #StandWithVern. I don’t know if there’s already one there or not since I’m not on twitter live much these days (time constraints) but, it’s a good message to get out in support of this fine man.

  8. Speaking of livestock and ranchers etc….

  9. Snake Oiler says:

    The World Will Be A Better Place When Chris Matthews Croaks

    You follow the general idea.. Matthews in an instigating, loud-mouthed, obnoxious lunatic. He refuses to point out the out-of-control black on white racism & crime, because he is stuck in circa 1963. Everything is waycis with this idiot. Someone, please give Chris Matthews a sock so he can kill himself. He should be put out of his misery by his own hands….He’s an asshole.

    He should at least be able to recognize that he’s a blithering jackass and do the world a favor……

  10. Snake…that’s a good one from her, got it tweeted too.

    And speaking of Tingles…here’s some of his latest BS.

  11. Winston Smithereens says:

    His signage is wrong…………

    He needs to place a 1 in front of the 8, 18%+ is the more acccurate percentage of unemployed within the increasing negrofied gulag that is Barackistan.

    • Yep…I suggested the same thing earlier, it’s posted somewhere above. = Like they say…GMTA! 😉

      • Winston Smithereens says:

        Apologies….. Didn’t read any of the above. At least the two of us know immediately that Barackistan is sitting at around 20% unemployment.

        Then there’s this……………

        New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.

        “I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.

        • Lol…no apology necessary whatsoever.

          Btw…I’ve had some things saved about what you speak of in the rest of your post…plan on getting to it today to post. ~

  12. littleoldangrysouthernwoman says:

    wonder if the fact that the trucks are on his private property makes any difference..??

    • We shall see, they are fighting to get the city ordinances changed as it says in the story and the video. – Let’s hope they win!

  13. Spurwing Plover says:

    I heard that back one july a few years ago AL GORE was blabbering GLOBAL WARMING ona HOT DAY someone put up a sign ITS SUMMER TIME STUPID and back when the NRA ws still in WASHINGTON D.C. they errected a sign on their HQ reading ITS THE CRINIMALS STUPID

  14. Just testing. This is twice this site has had trouble today on my end. It won’t quit loading now…so seeing if this comment will post. ~

  15. Snake Oiler says:

    Obama’s Top Ten Broken Promises

    I’m sure there are many more – in fact, I can guarantee it. It must have been really difficult coming with only the top ten!


    Pat Caddell: We Have a President Who Is Willing To Punish The American People To Make a Political Point

    Former Dem pollster and Fox News contributor Pat Caddell rips the administration for sequester cuts while at the same time spending wildly on everything from family vacations to Biden’s trip to Paris ($1 MILLION for one night in Paris!) to the IRS spending $60 000 on a Star Trek video.


  16. This post has been updated…thanks to ga steve for sharing the news today.

    The good guy won…the bad guys lose! Check the news and link to the story at the bottom of the blog post at the top.