…another reason to fight for our state sovereignty and defend New Hampshire from these meddling Beltway busybodies.
HAMPTON, N.H. — Hampton Town Manager Fred Welch said he isn’t one to engage in name-calling, but he really has to hold back when describing a federal regulation requiring the town to change all its street signs by early next year.
“This was born in a think tank in an insane asylum somewhere,” Welch said.
The regulation requires town and cities to abandon the traditional block-style lettering on street signs and replace them with upper- and lower-case lettering that is more reflective. The plan is intended to help older drivers read the signs better and enhance public safety.
Of course, the money to pay for these new signs will come from either (a) the wallets of the already over-burdened and struggling taxpayers in New Hampshire, or (b) the Money Fairy. Whichever is more real.
The latest word is that federal authorities have supposedly started to backtrack on this latest example of unconstitutional overreach. I’m guessing they weren’t expecting people to stand up and say “Enough already!” If there’s one thing a bully can’t stand, it’s a victim who fights back.
Also, as several WMUR.com readers have pointed out, if an elderly driver can’t see well enough to read common street signs, I doubt changing the font will improve the safety of nearby motorists and pedestrians.