The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 18, 2012

Your View: Martini glass preferable to other, approved signs

By Calvin P. Johnson, Mankato

— I certainly prefer the martini glass ornament on The Wine Cafe to the bright USBank sign that apparently has been approved as a beacon of the City of Mankato. It is festive and delightful.

Let us hope that we use caution on the side of free expression in this case. If we can have Christmas trees on top of buildings during the holiday season, we can certainly put a bow on a martini glass to represent good tidings.

I hope the city will at least consider that this ornament is appropriate for the holidays.