Political Parties

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 03-05-2020, 12:14 AM
blueash's Avatar
blueash blueash is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,637
Thanks: 163
Thanked 1,917 Times in 476 Posts
Default

You don't have to like it but the law is very clear on this issue.

Letter: Election canvassing isn’t soliciting; know your rights

Political canvassing is protected Constitutional speech. Now Get Off My Lawn. /s
__________________
Men plug the dikes of their most needed beliefs with whatever mud they can find. - Clifford Geertz
  #17  
Old 03-05-2020, 12:19 AM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 8,107
Thanks: 3,780
Thanked 2,537 Times in 1,192 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by largokid View Post
We live in the Hillsborough area and this afternoon a person (Don) with Republican Party affiliations rang our doorbell to speak with the registered voters in the house. I am absolutely furious that someone with political affiliations would have the audacity to be going house to house to (I assume) collect votes for the Republican party. I don't care WHAT party is out there they shouldn't be coming to our home! We see enough of the ridiculous political fighting in The Villages in the paper, The Villages.com, etc. so we don't need more politics on my doorstep. My husband told the gentleman he wasn't allowed to "solicit" in The Villages but the guy replied he wasn't soliciting that "it was a political speech". GRRRR -- thankfully I wasn't home! I will get lots of flack about this posting but if it keeps the political party solicitors off my doorstep I'm happy!

PS: The Villages Office was particularly unhelpful in providing any method for stopping political peddlers.
Then, don’t answer the doorbell. Daa, not that hard.
  #18  
Old 03-05-2020, 04:28 AM
JimJohnson JimJohnson is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: The Villages
Posts: 725
Thanks: 259
Thanked 1,012 Times in 271 Posts
Default

$$$
  #19  
Old 03-05-2020, 06:39 AM
Annie66 Annie66 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 212
Thanks: 51
Thanked 326 Times in 104 Posts
Default

Boy ….. am I surprised by the higher level of discussion on this thread. I expected it to explode by about the 3rd response. Well done neighbors.
  #20  
Old 03-05-2020, 07:10 AM
Marathon Man Marathon Man is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,689
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1,423 Times in 522 Posts
Default

I will add my voice to many of the others. The "rule" about non-soliciting is simply an attempt to reduce it. There is no legal way to enforce it. The streets and sidewalks are public. No one has the right to restrict who knocks on your door, except you.

Once you understand this, you realize that there is no need to get so upset when someone "violates the rule". Just say no and close the door.
  #21  
Old 03-05-2020, 07:21 AM
Bridget Eichaker Bridget Eichaker is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 166
Thanks: 6
Thanked 145 Times in 71 Posts
Default

I would be furious if someone came to my door too, regardless of party
  #22  
Old 03-05-2020, 07:30 AM
stadry stadry is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: atl (marietta) - 1/20 bought on killington loop then covoid hit - looking again
Posts: 332
Thanks: 148
Thanked 227 Times in 112 Posts
Default

fury over this ? save it for what matters - hardly a blood-pressure event,,, i'd rather think true tv 'adults' don't answer the door OR open it & say 'NO ! ' then go back to whatever they were doing,,, not rant over something so insignificant as being consulted, informed, &/or persuaded on our country's future
could always block up the front door & remove the sidewalk - after all, how often do residents use theirs in their own home ?
a sign at the driveway throat such as ' NO NOTHING ! 'or ' NO VISITORS ' might help,,, then all you have to do is walk down to the street to get ups/fedex/amazon
  #23  
Old 03-05-2020, 07:40 AM
diva1 diva1 is offline
Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 62
Thanks: 181
Thanked 76 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Not an overreaction. She doesn't like it. Me either. And how do you know, before you answer the door, if it is a solicitation....so the 'don't answer the door' response is frivolous.
  #24  
Old 03-05-2020, 07:43 AM
skyking skyking is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 427
Thanks: 36
Thanked 206 Times in 87 Posts
Default

Political canvassing has been around forever. Haven't you heard candidates brag about their "ground game "? AOC credits her going door to door for winning her election.
  #25  
Old 03-05-2020, 07:47 AM
BlueHeronFan's Avatar
BlueHeronFan BlueHeronFan is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 440
Thanks: 9
Thanked 21 Times in 10 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to BlueHeronFan
Default

I was told when I inquired about door to door certain religions, that they and political door to door has been protected since 2007. Nothing can be done except saying not interested.
  #26  
Old 03-05-2020, 08:00 AM
Gigi3000 Gigi3000 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 122
Thanks: 223
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Anyone that would be swayed by a door to door solicitor should NOT be voting. Just like that lady on the news who voted for Pete Bettigigi then found out he was gay and wanted to cancel her vote. Really? Seriously? Some people just shouldnt vote.
  #27  
Old 03-05-2020, 08:00 AM
Charleston Charleston is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
Thanks: 14
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
Default

"Democracy can be so bothersome," said no communist ever. Engage, vote, get involved and kiss the ground that you are able to participate in a bloodless coup every 4 years!
  #28  
Old 03-05-2020, 08:01 AM
Joanne19335's Avatar
Joanne19335 Joanne19335 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Village of Belvedere
Posts: 186
Thanks: 141
Thanked 334 Times in 116 Posts
Default

I love living here, but I hate the politics that exist in The Villages. My golf cart was vandalized last November because I had the “wrong” sticker on my windshield. Someone smeared Gorilla Glue in another name and the windshield had to be replaced. Come on, man!!! No one better come to MY front door.
  #29  
Old 03-05-2020, 08:07 AM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 39,550
Thanks: 4,316
Thanked 4,834 Times in 1,657 Posts
Send a message via AIM to graciegirl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by largokid View Post
We live in the Hillsborough area and this afternoon a person (Don) with Republican Party affiliations rang our doorbell to speak with the registered voters in the house. I am absolutely furious that someone with political affiliations would have the audacity to be going house to house to (I assume) collect votes for the Republican party. I don't care WHAT party is out there they shouldn't be coming to our home! We see enough of the ridiculous political fighting in The Villages in the paper, The Villages.com, etc. so we don't need more politics on my doorstep. My husband told the gentleman he wasn't allowed to "solicit" in The Villages but the guy replied he wasn't soliciting that "it was a political speech". GRRRR -- thankfully I wasn't home! I will get lots of flack about this posting but if it keeps the political party solicitors off my doorstep I'm happy!

PS: The Villages Office was particularly unhelpful in providing any method for stopping political peddlers.
I find your post surprising. I can't imagine why anyone would try to get someone to vote Republican in The Villages. OR to get someone to VOTE in The Villages. We had one of the highest turnouts in the state in our little burg.

We have lived in The Villages for over a dozen years and not one soul has EVER come to talk to us from a political party.
__________________
It is better to laugh than to cry.
  #30  
Old 03-05-2020, 08:10 AM
rustyp rustyp is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,913
Thanks: 5,032
Thanked 1,024 Times in 343 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by graciegirl View Post
I find your post surprising. I can't imagine why anyone would try to get someone to vote Republican in The Villages. OR to get someone to VOTE in The Villages. We had one of the highest turnouts in the state in our little burg.

We have lived in The Villages for over a dozen years and not one soul has EVER come to talk to us from a political party.

Hmmm.
I have also lived in TV over a dozen years and had a representative from the Democratic Party ring the doorbell a week ago. Hmmm.
Closed Thread

Tags
political, party, villages, house, home

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.