June 24, 2016—Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article addressing a Texas Mayor’s insistence that the city keep its memorable road sign reading ‘This is God’s Country. Please Don’t Drive Through it Like Hell’ at the Hondo city line. Members of the Freedom from Religion Foundation request the sign be removed and that the city find an alternative way to promote safe driving without a religious message.
Professor Volokh believes that the humorous intent of the message weighs in favor of the city.
“It’s pretty clearly a joke,” said Professor Volokh.