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Thefts unappreciated

October 30, 2012
The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

Recently, as we drove into our driveway after doing errands, we noticed that our three signs supporting certain political candidates, and one sign, announcing our endorsement of one of the proposals, which we had placed in the front yard, were gone, stolen.

We know there is nothing we can do about it, except to call the police so they can enter the incident into their records (which we did), and we know this sort of thing happens to some people during every election season, nevertheless, we write this letter to protest, publicly, this act of aggression.

If we could speak to those thieves we would say, "You have thumbed your nose at democracy and you have violated our right to freedom of speech."

We know that many who read this letter will tell us to get over it; it's just a prank. On the contrary, we feel this is a serious matter. Private property has been violated and our dignity as citizens has been insulted.

Instead of dealing with differences of opinion in this way, why cannot those who object to our views come out in the open and debate with us? We know we are dreaming. But let this dream become a vision of a nation which accepts diversity and comes together in unity.

Rev. David, Patricia Mair




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