Bumpers are prime locations to display your opinion du jour, and the Chesapeake has its own twist on this proud American tradition. Somewhere between rolling billboards and a protest placard, local bumper stickers
can provide a flicker of insight into the regional politics,
grievances, and causes. Whether pro oysters or clams, open to
environmental restoration or closed to outside influence, a lively debate is aired in
public every time the rubber hits the road. They might not always be politically correct, and some are downright unfriendly, but a few little inches of adhesive can communicate volumes about the issues and causes that touch lives and inflame tempers in the Chesapeake’s working communities.
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