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  • Make it legal!

    Spice walls up and make them more alive with street art and graffiti!
    Graffiti should be legalized all around the world. It trully makes people happier and it is alot nicer to look at than a blank wall. Graffiti is also a way to be creative and express your self

  • Graffiti is art and it doesn't hurt anyone.

    Graffiti is a very beautiful art form that is unappreciated because of laws against it. For some people graffiti is an escape because they are living in a situation where they are exposed to drugs and gangs but they choose their art form instead. And honestly, when has graffiti harmed another person?

  • Graffiti should be legal

    Graffiti has been around for how long now? And lets face it, most of it is tasteful. Graffiti isn't truly harming anyone, and there are more serious crimes that co should be chasing people around for, not bothering people for writing on the sides of buildings. Let it be legal, why not!

  • Graffiti is a unique expression of street art

    While pasting graffiti on private property may be illegal I feel that this is an art form that is appropriate. Some artists make a beautiful statement in their community. While distinguishing between art and gang symbols may be difficult, this graffiti adds culture to a bland industrial landscape. There is all sorts of canvas and materials to utilize for art. Why not a bland cityscape? There is a difference in graffiti and vandalism. Wanton damage of property should not be encouraged but I have seen some fine examples that could be photographed and placed in a museum. Sadly this graffiti will never be recognized as true art.

  • Yes, it is needed for free expression.

    Graffiti is beautiful part of the outside world, it's art that isn't contained by a canvas, and in my opinion is the purest, most unfiltered form of self expression. Graffiti can express an opinion, finish a thought and add a unique beauty to the plain industrial world. Without graffiti many would be left unheard. It is a voice for the voiceless.

  • Graffiti is a way to express yourself or the world around you.

    If you take the word graffiti to its Italian roots, it means "to scratch". It doesn't mean destroy property or vandalize a wall. There should be specific places for artists to utilize as graffiti canvases, and it should be understood that graffiti is not always an act of aggression or rebellion.

  • Yeah it should

    I think that there are two types of graffiti, there is art graffiti and written. Many people express their opinions with graffiti, also graffiti art is very creative in what they would want to say or express and I think that it should stay in the world for people to enjoy.

  • Graffiti Is A Lifestyle

    The world can never be perfect, there will never be one religion, one race, one lifestyle and that is what makes us who we are! If the world look at the same picture there would be millions of comments, all with various points of views. In this world we are faced with a handful mental journeys and attitudes, optimism , pessimism, dreamers, realism, curious, logical... Were all different and we should not be ashamed of who we are, and it should not be forgotten in our heads, and this is expressed by some people and we like to call it graffiti.

  • Graffiti is regulated

    In urban communities there is a hierarchy among artists. More experienced or well known painters can squire "territory" which they patrol and protect. They want their "territory" to be filled with meaningful art and to be the best. If someone places a piece using explicit language or vulgar themes in their area, it will be removed by the "owner" of the territory. The government should not be concerned about trying to censor the art because the artists will work it out themselves.

  • Graffiti keeps property values in check.

    Too often the law is written with only the interest of those with money in mind. Those that aren't used to seeing graffiti (rich people) often perceive it to be associated with other crimes. Considering graffiti as destruction of property is arguable because the property still functions as it did before and graffiti has no real connection to any other crime. Graffiti is often used by the poor to deter rich people from moving into their neighborhood and driving rent up. Of course governments side with the rich because they supply more revenue to the city and ultimately more tax dollars. There isn't a law against stifling economic growth yet. Therefore lawmakers attack symptoms such as graffiti in the interest of the rich.

  • Selfish and artistically dubious

    Living near somewhere that regularly has graffiti painted has coloured my view somewhat due to the antisocial behaviour it attracts. Most graffiti isn't art, Very little of it has had any ounce of creative thought put into it and it gets selfishly scrawled all over the walls of private property.

  • It is really nice art

    Places need more livening up as some places look really dull whereas if you get a good graffiti artist you could really liven up your building otherwise people might not want to go there. Besides, People look for places to eat, Shop, Or whatever you're doing that are eye-appealing as it looks really professional and really well looked after.

  • IT shouldn't be allowed

    People would be allowed to put their own art on public walls, And this would give people the ability to spread their religion, And this will cause major issues with people that don't believe in that particular religion. Also this would allow gangs to put threats and other messages out legally. Also this could be used for terrorism and other acts against certain people and even against the government.

  • Maybe not all graffiti

    I think graffiti shouldn't be fully legalized as such as it should be partially for example dedicating some areas of city "Art Sites" where people can do there graffiti this would also make for a good way of meeting people with t he same interests and creating bonds and great art so at the end of the day everyone is happy and if you disagree please share your thoughts

  • No it is horrible

    It is only vandalism and destruction because it is ruining beauty on a beautiful building and if you only do it so that your beautiful art can be seen just do it on a blank canvas and hang it in an art gallery therefore many people can see it and you aren't destroying anything

  • Not only is it property damage, but if the building is beautiful, then it destroys its beauty.

    I went to places like Italy, and on this one road I went to, almost all of the buildings had graffiti on them. See for yourself on Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6134854,13.5050008,3a,60y,64.57h,88.61t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1siDRRuMbwRkw6k61srQJkTw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656. I like Italian architecture, but it isn't what it is when someone just has to be a little stupid scumbag and spray a building with an aerosol can and make the building look trashy. While it is illegal to Italy, they have't cleaned up the graffiti the idiots spray on the buildings, because it has a shortage of funds. For the love of God! If you want to spray graffiti, just do it on your own property. And a canvas isn't much money; you can buy one for as less as $4.

  • Your property and explicit content.

    I'm not sure if you would like it if I threw toilet rolls all over your house and called it 'art'. This is vandalizing property and it is not everyone love to see art on their walls. Secondly, once it is legal, it will be hard to control. More explicit content will be drawn on walls.

  • Illegal mad art <3

    Making graffiti legal would des troy the rush and agrenaline. Ask any true graffiti artist and they will all tell you that one of the main reasons they do graffiti other then to be heard is the excitment and the agrenaline rush when you do your pierce. The more risk of being caught or the risk of falling from extrem heights the more not only respect you gain but for the rush. Graffiti makes us feel free it is a expression of all feelings and emotion of my fellow graffiti artises. It's how we express ourselves and if the goverment dont under stand that then we honestly need a better goverment. Graffiti is an art that not everyone can do thats what makes it special. So keep it illegal because that makes it interesting and fun!
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  • No it should not be legal..

    Graffiti is the most pure and beautiful form of rebellion. If it were made legal it would no longer be rebellion. If it were legal than there would be no excitement. Take Banksy for instance. The God of graffiti is an elusive artist who is secretive and doesn't get caught. That is why he is so famous.

  • Graffiti is a disgrace.

    Melbourne is the worlds most live able city for a reason. No pollution. Well, Melbourne needs to look neat, clean and presentable to currently be the world's most live able city.
    Graffiti is just mess! What is the point of making a beautiful city into something that no one will want to remember.


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FREEZER says2014-11-13T13:06:43.143
No !!!!!!!!11eleven!!!111

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