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Idaho resident Richard Piersol decided to exercise his right to free speech when decorating for Halloween this year, and some of his decorations are getting a lot of attention.
Piersol, who lives in Nampa, has President Barack Obama’s head on a stick as part of his yard display. Liberals are likely to be offended — as they have by Halloween decorations by others in years past — but Piersol said it’s primarily an opportunity to voice his political opinion.
“I’ve got the Grim Reaper on the ATV, and Obama’s head is on the spear and he has been decapitated,” Piersol told KBOI-TV.
“It’s like free speech. I am pretty much saying I don’t like his politics, and I don’t like him. That’s it,” he said.
Piersol isn’t breaking any laws, according to Canyon County Sheriff’s Department.
Piersol has even received support from the local police. “I’ve had three police officers stop and take pictures and give me the thumbs up,” he said.
The decorations have nothing to with race, Piersol added. “I’ve got a couple of African-American friends of mine that have given me more ideas to put out there to make it look gorier. And it’s like, ‘No, I don’t want to do that. That might offend somebody,’” he said.
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