- Susan Reitman of Rockland, Maine, has two signs on her front gate that read ‘I Love Trump’ and ‘He Won, Get Over It’
- A code enforcement officer notified her that the three by two foot signs are bigger than the town’s two-sq-foot limit
- Reitman says she has no intention of removing the signs or paying the $100-$1,000 fine that she’ll get if she doesn’t remove them by Friday
- She said that she would rather go to jail over the issue of free speech
A Maine woman says she’d rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs.
Rockland, Maine, officials told Susan Reitman, 75, that she has to take down her Trump signs or she’ll face fines.
The signs that read ‘I Love Trump’ and ‘He Won, Get Over It’ hang on her front gate.
A code enforcement officer in Rockland notified her that the signs violate a local ordinance, because they are bigger than the town allows.
Officials in Rockland, Maine, told Susan Reitman, 75, that she has to take down her Trump signs or she’ll face fines. She says that she would rather go to jail than remove them
One banner that reads: ‘I love Trump’ hangs on the front fence of Reitman’s house
The sign that reads: ‘He won, get over it’ sends a strong message to Trump critics
The officer said another Rockland resident complained about the size of the signs. The city ordinance states residential signs can be no larger than two square feet.
Reitman’s signs are a little larger than three feet by two feet.
She could be fined between $100 to $1,000 per day if she doesn’t remove the signs by Friday.
However, Reitman said she has no intention of removing her signs — or paying any fines.
Reitman told New England Cable News that her free speech rights are more important than the ordinance.
‘If I have to sit in jail for the rest of eternity, that’s my choice,’ she said.
Town officials say there’s a process to apply for permits to display larger signs.
Reitman said she wasn’t aware of the ordinance and feels it should be changed to allow for this kind of political speech.
Reitland believes her free speech rights are more important than an ordinance, so she plans to keep the signs up in front of her home