found this posted on another forum. i think the topic says it all.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The city that's home to Harvard and MIT solidified
its nickname as "The People's Republic of Cambridge" when it put a stop
to a Boy Scout troop's Election Day drive to collect care packages for
American soldiers in Iraq, claiming it was "political."
“We just wanted to make a lot of troops happy,” Scout Patrick O’Connor
told the Boston Herald.
The big-hearted Scouts from Cambridge Troop 45 had placed donation boxes
at the city's 33 polling stations in hopes of collecting toiletries,
magazines, candy and other items after one of O'Connor's relatives was
injured in an IED explosion while serving in Iraq.
But someone complained to the city, allegedly claiming the boxes were a
“political statement,” and the boxes were removed.