that the State can exercise cntenot control.You didn't say it (and I didn't attribute as such) but you described a situation that involves it.Obviously. But it can quite easily say, "O.K., the nativity creche goes over here and the Wiccan wreath goes over there and the Menorah goes up over yonder."Not necessarily, actually. Sure, if there's entirely equivalent space in the town square I suppose it can be simple, but that is often not the case. If one is going under a street lamp, and one behind a garbage can, and one on the corner well, assignment can be challenged.It doesn't have to put them next to each other. It doesn't HAVE to, but there's no reason that the State should care. Other than things like public safety, it's not the State's job to protect A or A's display from the views of B or a B display. Nor is it the state's job to analyze the messages of A or B and decide whether they're complementary or opposing.I also don't see where, if the town square is small enough that only a limited number of displays can fit, the town must permit the !A message to share the same space and time as the A message. They have every right to say "The Christians reserved the space from 12/15 to 12/30 the atheists can have it from 1/1 to 1/15?.That's not true.So what if the town square is only 5 5 feet? Why the heck would the christians get 25 square feet? Just give everyone one square foot and you can fit 25 different people on.If you really insist on sole ownership (which would probably not stand up in court) then the christians can have it, maybe, ethically . for one year. So long as you don't mind, that is, if the Christian folks get denied the next year, and shuttled into January, so that the atheists can post in December. And the following year the jews get it, and then the muslims, and then the wiccans no Xmas displays for 20 years or so until it's the christians' turn again. Because the christians sure as s*** don't own December. Does that work for you?More realistically you'll split it. You can only have one parade down a given street on a given day, but you can fit as many displays into a space as you want.If the pro-choice folks want to have a parade on the day that Roe vs. Wade was handed down, the pro-life folks don't get the right to join that parade, nor do they have a right to have a parade on the same day and time. Now, if the pro-life folks get their act together enough that they reserve the parade route on that day before the pro-choice folks do, then too bad for the pro-choicers. If the pro-choice folks get their reservation in first, they have exclusive right to the parade route on that day, but the pro-life folks have every right to ask to hold a parade the next weekend.Sure . so long as there aren't government machinations which just so happen to result in the prolifers always winning the parade date. Or the christians always winning the town square around Xmas.Problem is, government stagnates, and it's very hard to change things. Again, i encourage you to test your theory. Find a place with a nice parade say, St. Patrick's Day in Boston and try to get your own parade permit for, hmmm, gay rights.* On the same day, in the same place.Hey, you should have to wait no more than a year, right? I mean, there couldn't be any way that they would deny you and your minority group a right to have a parade, just because some extremely powerful group with a history of doing it wants the spot? Hmm? It's public land, you're public can't you do what you want?Good luck.*Carefully chosen, because AFAIK gay rights groups were denied the ability to march in the St P's parade in boston.