The Mayor and Nike

The Nike store on Newbury Street has removed window advertising enobling the use of drugs. Mayor Menino was absolutely within his rights to ask the company to remove the advertising which seemed to strongly endorse drug use.

This wasn’t an effort by the mayor to stifle First Amendment rights. It was an effort to use common sense in what is clearly right and clearly wrong.

Drug use is wide spread enough among young people without advertising drug use as being acceptable.

We thank the mayor for taking a stand.

He did the right thing and it speaks volumes about his common sense – and the lack of it at the Nike company.