When I got out of my car at the Bank of America on Catalina, I was greeted by a familiar sight. Two guys stood by a card table with pictures of President Obama slogans for a former presidential candidate, Lyndon Larouche.
They were familiar because they did the same thing in front of the Hermosa post office. I complained to the HB police. I asked the police whether they had a permit to solicit support for a political cause on a public sidewalk. Apparently they didn't have the necessary permit. The dispatcher sent a patrol car by to talk with them. They haven't been back since.
One of the Larouche campaigners pointed out to me that they had the right under the constitution to assemble and exercise their rights of free speech. I'd be the last person to suggest we deny anyone their free speech rights. I've been threatened, accused and insulted because I've exercised these rights but I've never felt threatened because I know I have the right to do so.
I don't know much about Lyndon Larouche other than he's run for president a few times, had something to do with the U. S. Workers Party and served time in prison for violation of postal regulations. My problem is with their imagery.