The Supreme Court has ruled seven to two against Minnesota’s political clothing ban


You can now wear whatever you want to vote. In a seven to two decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota restriction that prevented people from wearing any type of clothing or accessory displaying a political message to a polling place.

Minnesota argued that the law helped keep the voting environment free from intimidation, and was just an extension of a 1992 ruling that prevented campaign material from being displayed within 100-feet of a polling place entrance.

The state’s law didn’t only prohibit items with a candidate or party on it, but also any type of political views or affiliation. In fact, the case in question involved a man who in 2010 showed up wearing a “Don’t Tread On Me” T-shirt, and a button tha tread “Please ID Me.”

  • Minnesota isn’t the only state to have such laws, states such as Delaware, Kansas, Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont have them as well.

Source: NBC News

The lawn mower made his way to Nashville to mow lawns for free.

Looking to mow in all 50 states!

A man on a mission to mow lawns in all 50 states for free has made his way to Nashville. Rodney Smith Jr. is head of the “Raising Men Lawn Care Service.” Through the organization he mows lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans...all for free. He believes it’s his “mission by God.” One of his most recent stops was in Tennessee.

"A lot of the people that we mow for are mainly elderly and on fixed incomes, and they really can't afford to pay anyone to mow their lawns, so when we can come cut them for free, they can use those funds for medication and food and other things they really need,” Smith explains. He uses tools like social media to find his clients, which brought him to Phil Barnett who served in the Navy. He says it’s “great to be appreciated,” considering he remembers a time after Vietnam when vets weren’t.

  • Smith is hoping to get youth involved in his efforts. He notes, “The goal of this whole thing is to inspire kids to get out there and make a difference in their community with a lawnmower.” He’s already inspired nine-year-old Ryan Youngquist who’s been participating in the “50 Yard Challenge,” which encourages kids to do what Smith is doing. Upon completion the kids even receive a free lawnmower. Ryan had already been helping out his grandfather mow his lawn after he fell and hurt his shoulder. He’s just happy to help other “because as Mr. Smith says, ‘I’m able, other people aren’t.”

Source: Fox 17

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