I love living in my small corner of Florida!! http://www.lakecityreporter.com/articles/2010/03/05/news/doc4b8f20aa64c9d328577987.txt Man wants to change his corner of the world A political billboard is seen in front of the Evangel Church of God just off of Interstate 75 northbound, south of Lake City. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter By TONY BRITT Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 6:11 AM EST The 2010 election season isnt in full swing, but political signs to inspire and motivate voters are becoming commonplace. One of the seasons first political signs is far from traditional. The sign, a billboard, is written from a voters perspective and warns politicians that America is looking for change. Its message: Now its personal ... Americas coming for you, Congress! Vote Liberals out in 2010! We The People. The sign, erected on wooden posts, has a white background with blue and red lettering and three American flags. The billboard faces the northbound, Interstate 75 lanes, and is located off Sisters Welcome Road near the Evangel Church of God. Suwannee County resident John Knapp played a leading role in having the sign erected. I didnt do the billboard to be mean. I did it because Im worried about my country, he said. The billboard is about the future of this country. What you see is how we feel. There are signs going up all over the country. The North Florida 9/12 project secretary Sharon Higgins said the sign was erected in early February. The sign will be there at least through November, Higgins said. Knapp paid for it to be up there through the election. Knapp said he had 75 to 80 people contribute for the sign, most from Branford and many that he didnt know. He said about 60 percent of the contributors were from Branford and about 40 percent were from Lake City. Im just taking care of my little corner in the world. Little people put up that billboard, Knapp said. The little people are ticked off, and this is a way for the little people to stand up. I cant add to it any better than what the sign says. Higgins said Knapp attended a North Florida 9/12 Project meeting in January and collected more than $1,000 to go toward the sign project. John Knapp is just a regular person who came up with an idea, started asking around about it and people started handing him money to do this, Higgins said, noting the estimated cost was $6,000 to $7,000 to have the sign painted and to rent the billboard for 10 months. Knapp said in 1978 farmers in South Georgia used a semi-trailer parked along the roadside with a banner that apologized for President Jimmy Carters political actions. He used a similar concept. Its a 32-year-old idea, it just dawned on me when I remembered it, he said. I hope in November we can turn it around and make it go the other way. But Knapp is also looking for extra insurance: He said there are some funds left over from this first sign and he hopes to place a similar sign along Interstate-10.