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Dropping Leaflets, is it legal?

Posted on 10/10/2008 9:15:54 AM PDT by Bugs66

I was curious... since the MSM is solidly in the tank for Obama and actively campaigning for him, I was trying to think of alternate ways to get the McCain-Palin message out. Does anyone know of the legalities of dropping leaflets at night over cities? One should use biodegradable, rapid decay paper of course so the littering factor would be small.

I am a pilot and could easily drop leaflets at night. It would be great to have a movement of pilots across many cities (especially battleground states) drop leaflets.


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1 posted on 10/10/2008 9:15:54 AM PDT by Bugs66
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To: Bugs66

Most cities have laws against littering


2 posted on 10/10/2008 9:17:49 AM PDT by flyfree (Biden is no Palin and Obama is no McCain)
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To: Bugs66

Oh dear...if the DUmmies do their own version of the FReeper Funnies...this would unfortunately be a great candidate.

That said, I imagine it would probably be illegal to go around dropping leaflets and it might even get you a little interview with the DHS.


3 posted on 10/10/2008 9:18:37 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: Bugs66

BZZZZT!!! Thanks for playing.


4 posted on 10/10/2008 9:19:46 AM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: Bugs66

Try it and the DemocRats would be demanding you be charged with Felony Littering, and shot.


5 posted on 10/10/2008 9:20:04 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Sorry this would be tantamount to trying to practice your 1st Amendment right and that is not permissable in Amerika.

It’s kinda like saying the “H” word.


6 posted on 10/10/2008 9:21:10 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Bugs66
anyone who doesn't know how they will vote at this point is an idiot.

carpet bombing the local acorn headquarters would be a start, but i think that would get you in more trouble than a ticket for littering...

:^)

7 posted on 10/10/2008 9:22:27 AM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Bugs66
Haven't seen you in four years!

You must have been using that time thinking this one up!

8 posted on 10/10/2008 9:23:27 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: Bugs66

FAR 91.15 No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property. However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property.


9 posted on 10/10/2008 9:24:12 AM PDT by stickandrudder (Live to fly, Fly to live)
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To: Bugs66
I do know that a leaflet or a sign does not influence my vote. As a matter of fact I find signs and leaflets aggravating!
10 posted on 10/10/2008 9:26:07 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: tapatio
The first thing is that the BO enforcement gang would write you up for littering.

The second thing they would do is put headlines in the NY Slimes that you are damaging the world environment by using trees for your dastardly political agenda.

Bad idea.

11 posted on 10/10/2008 9:26:33 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: flyfree

WKRP, Less Neissman, dropped turkeys out of a plane!! Guess leaflets wouldn’t cause the stir the turkeys did!! (Okay, so an age give away....but still funny!!)


12 posted on 10/10/2008 9:29:40 AM PDT by maeng
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To: Bugs66

No. It’s littering, and dropping things on populated areas is frowned on by the FAA. As in give up your pilot’s license. And for good reason.


13 posted on 10/10/2008 9:29:40 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Bugs66

Attach them to turkeys so they will fly down.


14 posted on 10/10/2008 9:29:55 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: Tribune7

Swear to God, I thought turkeys could fly....


15 posted on 10/10/2008 9:31:04 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending that the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in a suspension.)
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To: Bugs66
It is not illegal to leaflet cars with National Right to Life flyers, atleast not in my state of Idaho. We do it at every church, (except the liberal ones) in every town in 5 counties. Some chase us away, but it is legal. We put the leaflets on the door they get into to, like on the handle if possible. If that doesn't work on the windshield.

Another thing I do is stuff paper boxes, that is legal. You can also stuff stuff door to door like all precinct people are supposed to do. We stuff plastic door hanger sacks and put them on every door knob, but you can just leave them on the door, or porch somehow.

Better yet, knock on the door and introduce yourself and hand them the information. It is surprising how rewarding this is, and surprising how many people you influence this way.

I have knocked on thousands of doors for years and I find that when I knock on the door and say, Hi I am ----- and I am campaigning for -----. That the person at the door usually brings up an issue that they find very important. In my case I have found that the issue brought up at the door more often than not is prolife. But also many of these were planning to vote democrat.

If you can refer them to the Republican platform online somewhere, etc.

Get in touch with your local GOP, or "Right to Life" orhanization etc..

What state are you in, I will find info for you.
16 posted on 10/10/2008 9:31:36 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Bugs66

Thanks guys. I am just investigating the feasibility right now. If the leaflets are very small and biodegradeable/recycled I would think littering would be a non-issue. There are other problems, such as getting a printer to produce thousands of these leaflets. Might be a brick wall.


17 posted on 10/10/2008 9:31:54 AM PDT by Bugs66
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To: Bugs66

I feel your desperation. We have two colleges and one technical school in our city. I was thinking about putting something together and tacking it on their bulletin boards around the school.


18 posted on 10/10/2008 9:31:57 AM PDT by packman
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To: Bugs66

Another bong rated vanity.

What’s FR coming to?


19 posted on 10/10/2008 9:32:57 AM PDT by WackySam (The Constitution is not an a la carte menu.)
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To: Bugs66

No,that is most certainly littering, and a crime. Being biodegradable means nothing. Throwing an apple core out of a car window is littering, and it’s biodegradable.


20 posted on 10/10/2008 9:33:41 AM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Film at 11 LOL
21 posted on 10/10/2008 9:35:55 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: Pilated
Signs and leaflets do influence many, especially if the sign is on businesses or people property.

Some might vote just because they hear, or perceive the other as popular.

Some are influenced just by speaking to them, and are thrilled to have someone talk to them about it at the door.

I have been shocked at how many people really are hungry for someone to stop and tell them, even as late as the day before the election so many have not even thought of who to vote for. I know I have personally enfluence many people to vote my way the day before the election.

And most people are very nice, and I meet the nicest people.
22 posted on 10/10/2008 9:39:21 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Bugs66
"There are other problems, such as getting a printer to produce thousands of these leaflets. Might be a brick wall."

I think I can help! Would a few thousand bricks with "Vote Democrat" Embossed on the side help?

23 posted on 10/10/2008 9:40:53 AM PDT by An Old Man ("The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress." Douglas)
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To: Bugs66

The feds would investigate for “bio-terrorism.”


24 posted on 10/10/2008 9:40:53 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Bugs66

I am sorry, I did not read your post right. I think you might have to check the laws in your state. Good idea though.


25 posted on 10/10/2008 9:44:14 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Bugs66

I am sorry, I did not read your post right. I think you might have to check the laws in your state. Good idea though.


26 posted on 10/10/2008 9:44:25 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

If you have a plane, maybe a neon sign flying overhead at a local event?


27 posted on 10/10/2008 9:56:28 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: maeng
"WKRP, Less Neissman, dropped turkeys out of a plane!!"

"they're hitting the pavement like sacks of wet cement!" -les nessman.

roflmao! that was the funniest episode of wkrp ever! (o.k. i'm from cincinnati).

28 posted on 10/10/2008 10:22:05 AM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Bugs66

Looks like a fun idea, but charges of littering (associated cleanup costs) and reckless endangerment (risk to moving traffic in limited visibility) comes to mind.

Also, we drop leaflets in war zones, imagine how the libs would respond (spun as attempt to incite riots). LOL

I am not sure how, but there must be a hate crime and racist element to this. ;>)

You would probably get sued for paper cuts and alleged infections from the cuts. Some folks would head to hospital ER’s and for stress related injuries.

Having said all of that, if you instead dropped knives and forks over DC, I’d buy you a beer. Heck, flood DC and Wall Street with raw sewage and I’ll buy you a steak at a restaurant of your choice, after you you get out.

My advise: talk to about a dozen lawyers first and hide all of your assets.


29 posted on 10/10/2008 10:22:33 AM PDT by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Bugs66

Five posts four years ago, and then this. Please think longer the next time.


30 posted on 10/10/2008 10:29:20 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (White Trash for Sarah!)
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To: stickandrudder

31 posted on 10/10/2008 10:29:23 AM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Ok Smartie, what is your idea? And try to think outside the box. The MSM is owned by Obama. The Internet is over saturated. There has to be alternate methods.


32 posted on 10/10/2008 10:54:36 AM PDT by Bugs66
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To: Bugs66

See my homepage.


33 posted on 10/10/2008 11:28:35 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (White Trash for Sarah!)
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To: robomatik

They just don’t make them like that anymore!!!


34 posted on 10/13/2008 7:17:56 AM PDT by maeng
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