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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    They could make a graffiti permit, charge for it of course, and encourage folks to color the city with an artistic flair. Such a permit could lay down some guidelines and give direction to the art. A politician could make a lot of extra revenue that way. Perhaps concrete spaces could be divided up and permits bought and sold. Companies could buy commercial permits allowing them to put all that wasted billboard space to use. These permits would cost more. And of course a permit holder would have to maintain their art just like any adopt-a-highway program.

    Aside from the charge for the permit, just think of all the tax revenue a green advertising campaign could drum up for environmentally friendly mediums....of which would, of course, be required use as per the permit...which would also give you a token discount on said green products.
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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Graffiti plan and simple. Doesn't mean it wasn't patriotic, but it is still graffiti. If they can get permission to re-paint it then go right ahead. Otherwise, just let it be.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    They could make a graffiti permit, charge for it of course, and encourage folks to color the city with an artistic flair. Such a permit could lay down some guidelines and give direction to the art. A politician could make a lot of extra revenue that way. Perhaps concrete spaces could be divided up and permits bought and sold. Companies could buy commercial permits allowing them to put all that wasted billboard space to use. These permits would cost more. And of course a permit holder would have to maintain their art just like any adopt-a-highway program.

    Aside from the charge for the permit, just think of all the tax revenue a green advertising campaign could drum up for environmentally friendly mediums....of which would, of course, be required use as per the permit...which would also give you a token discount on said green products.
    Given the fact that the person that did the painting broke the law, do you really think they are going to abide by it and pay to put grafitii up?

    Let alone the cost it will take to hire the people that have to enforce the so called "adopt a highway" standards you want to put on it.

    How about people just don't put graffiti up on government property? It's simple, no cost, and there is but just one standard....."Don't do it".

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    There is no legal exception of "unless it's patriotic."

    If it is illegal to paint something on public property, then it's illegal. It doesn't become legal just because you agree with it or like it.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    They could make a graffiti permit, charge for it of course, and encourage folks to color the city with an artistic flair. Such a permit could lay down some guidelines and give direction to the art. A politician could make a lot of extra revenue that way. Perhaps concrete spaces could be divided up and permits bought and sold. Companies could buy commercial permits allowing them to put all that wasted billboard space to use. These permits would cost more. And of course a permit holder would have to maintain their art just like any adopt-a-highway program.

    Aside from the charge for the permit, just think of all the tax revenue a green advertising campaign could drum up for environmentally friendly mediums....of which would, of course, be required use as per the permit...which would also give you a token discount on said green products.
    I actually like that idea. . . it's just grey - why not paint it, legally, if someone wants to be creative? I've heard of various mural projects done in tourist areas and so forth -why not?
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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I actually like that idea. . . it's just grey - why not paint it, legally, if someone wants to be creative? I've heard of various mural projects done in tourist areas and so forth -why not?
    See that's where I'm comming from. It's not hurting anyone and the state needs money. There's a demand for artistic griffiti so why not genorate the supply? Anyone familier with the Bay Aria can attest to the creative paintings on the side of buildings. I understand those started the same way and are a great decoration.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    See that's where I'm comming from. It's not hurting anyone and the state needs money. There's a demand for artistic griffiti so why not genorate the supply? Anyone familier with the Bay Aria can attest to the creative paintings on the side of buildings. I understand those started the same way and are a great decoration.
    I don't think anyone here is against good art, including flags, being painted alongside highways and such. I love seeing that kind of stuff.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I don't think anyone here is against good art, including flags, being painted alongside highways and such. I love seeing that kind of stuff.
    Actually, I'm against flags painted along highways and anything else that violates flag code. Everybody else can choose to ignore it, but it doesn't make it right or respectful.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Actually, I'm against flags painted along highways and anything else that violates flag code. Everybody else can choose to ignore it, but it doesn't make it right or respectful.
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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Graffiti should always be painted over by another graffiti artist not the state.

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