See Something You Don’t Like? Call the Government!
Someone in Texas had the idea to put a replica of Michelangelo’s “David” in his yard, wearing only a Santa cap. Tacky? Yes. Criminal? No. Still, the government had to get involved:
Then, parents started calling Big Spring city officials saying their children were asking why Santa was naked.
The city attorney determined that the statue did not violate any ordinances, but she called the owner anyway and asked him to put clothes on it.
If this is what happens when you erect a little replica, imagine what kind of complaints the city of Florence must get about the real statue, which is much bigger and more visible — and doesn’t even wear so much as a Santa cap.