Letters to the Editor

Maybe Calvin isn’t obscene after all

Letter to The State editorial board

This is not the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon the writer is talking about.
This is not the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon the writer is talking about.

One of the obscure traffic laws featured in your article, “8 S.C. driving laws — or lack thereof — you may not know about,” was the state’s ban on obscene bumper stickers, and the article cited as an example a sticker depicting a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon character urinating on the car or sports logo.

Something else you might not know is that a Cherokee County magistrate dismissed a ticket issued to a driver for such a sticker in 1998, specifically holding that the sticker did not meet the legal standard for obscenity.

Eric Robinson

Columbia

The State publishes a cross section of the letters we receive from South Carolinians in order to provide a forum for our community and also to allow our community to get a good look at itself, for good or bad. The letters represent the views of the letter writers, not necessarily of The State.

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