From today’s DP –
â€œThe U.S. Supreme Court has been pretty clear that property rights are to be decided by the states,â€ Collins said. He said the store owners’ rights to have unimpeded access for shoppers, and candidates’ rights to campaign without impeding shoppers, could easily be melded to accommodate both, as states such as California do.
He said he easily campaigned at Giant with permission from the store management and agreed not to interfere with customers’ easy access to the store.
Establishing the right of political candidates to campaign outside stores in large shopping centers â€œwouldn’t affect your front yard or my front yard or the inside of buildings,â€ Collins said.
In my mind, if a property is owned by an individual or corporation, no one has the right, nor should they, to come on said property for any reason unless they are invited – for example, to shop. I will comment more on this later …