White Trash Pick Up Trash
Well this is interesting.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling that the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group can take part in Missouri's "Adopt-A-Highway" program in which volunteers pick up trash along the road and the state puts up a sign thanking the group.
It's a perfect example of the conflict inherent in (or the inherent impossibility of) "public" or "communal" property owned by "everyone." Every Missouri citizen is financially responsible for the construction and upkeep of the highway and is therefore a part-owner and entitled to equal use. When a hate group such as the KKK contributes, some people are offended, violating their rights as part-owners and controllers of the property. But denying another group's use of the property violates that group's same right.
The individual KKK members are part-owners as well, and entitled to access as long as they are forced to subsidize the highway through taxation. It is a problem with no solution.