We Americans pride ourselves on freedom of speech - except for when we don't.
I was back east over the holidays visiting my son and his wife. The weather was pleasant - sunny and warm for late December. So we went sight-seeing. As we were strolling the streets of a lovely, scenic seaside town (whose name will be revealed at the end of this post), my son pointed to this sign.
In case visitors don't get the message, posted in between the "no swearing" signs are more signs, each with a reminder about "language:"
Surely the good people of Virginia Beach, Virginia, can find better uses for their tax dollars.