An Illinois woman had a sign in the window of her sandwich shop advertising a second floor apartment for rent. The city took no action against her. But when she replaced it with a sign critical of the city fathers, they told her to take it down under a $500 per day penalty, which is now at $31,000 and climbing.
When people tell you that there is no harm in zoning, sign regulations, or in granting the government the right to register, license or restrict the use of firearms, speech or any other Constitutionally protected right, think again.
The power to regulate is the power to prohibit. That is the point of the lawsuit she has filed and all eyes now need to be on the court which rules in this matter.