OSHKOSH — Along the most heavily traveled highway in northeastern Wisconsin, giant bold, red letters stretch across two-thirds of a 14-by-48-foot sign that juts some 15 feet in the air.
(Note: This sign is only 20.1 miles from the grave site of Joe McCarthy.)
"IMPEACH OBAMA," the letters spell out, with a photo of a fluttering American flag to the left and the words "America's Small Businesses Are Failing. Help Us Spread the Message." in black stacked in two decks underneath.
It's hard to miss.
Depending on the political persuasion of the person doing the looking, the now familiar "Impeach Obama billboard" next to the Oshkosh Correctional Institution on U.S. 41 might be an honest and brave expression of frustration by a democratic citizenry or a baseless and unpatriotic attack on America's top leader.
To other observers, the sign is merely the latest example of rancor and unrest pervading the nation's political system by those exercising their rights to free speech.