This amazed me: you are not allowed to bring any signs or posters into the area of the inauguration that is going to take place on January 20th, 2005.Taken from [url said:http://inaugural.senate.gov][/url]
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
* Firearms and ammunition (either real or simulated)
* Explosives of any kind (including fireworks)
* Knives, blades, or sharp objects (of any length)
* Mace and/or pepper spray
* Sticks or poles
* Pocket or hand tools such as Leatherman"
* Large bags
* Duffel bags
* Laser pointers
* Animals (other than service animals)
* Alcoholic beverages
* Other items at the discretion of the security screeners that may pose a threat to the security of the event.
Was this rule in place at the last inauguration? If it wasn't, it was likely put in place due to the anti-Bush turnout at said inauguration.
To me this is a violation of free speech. If I want to protest Bush's inauguration, I want to have a sign. If I want to support it, I would also want to have a sign.