LETTER: Stealing yard signs will not change voter's mind

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | 12:20 p.m. CDT; updated 3:17 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 30, 2008

There's an epidemic that seems to be spreading across our Missouri communities. It's an epidemic of thievery and it seems to be concentrated on "Obama for President" yard signs. Anyone else notice? Anyone else fallen prey to this vile epidemic? That this is wrong, on so many levels, should be evident to every thinking person in Missouri.

I can only wonder what sort of person would trespass on other people's property in order to deny them their freedom to express their opinion. I personally believe that these are the same kind of people who wrap themselves in the American flag and believe that Democrats and liberals and pretty much everyone else who doesn't think like them is UN-AMERICAN.

It's ironic, really, when you consider that this country, America, was founded on such "liberal" tenants as freedom of religion (yes, tolerance for Muslims ... and Catholics ... and Buddhists ... and even atheists). Such ideas as that all men are created equal and, of course, freedom of speech. Oh yeah, and that each man has a right to his own opinion. Civil discourse on conflicting opinions is a lost art in this country, and that's just sad.

I must conclude that these thefts are the work of ignorant, petty, childish people. Do they think that stealing my yard sign is going to make me change my opinion? Or are they just content, because they don't agree with me, to have taken away my right to publicly express my opinion? Sign-stealers, here's my opinion of YOU ... grow up.

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Charles Dudley Jr October 29, 2008 | 6:33 p.m.

Ya stealing your yard signs ranks right up there with stealing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Christmas Time I have to agree. Some people just have no scruples these days but I am the kind of person that traces that back as well to the upbringing that kids get these days.

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Ray Shapiro October 29, 2008 | 8:36 p.m.

Are people in Ashland still allowed to vote?
Maybe your signs went into a redistribution pool?
Were they replaced with McCain/Palin signs?
Did they leave shoes with new soles and heels in their place?
Did they also take your "No Trespassing" sign?
Have you figured out that I'm just poking some fun atcha?
--Buy some bear traps and put them out on your lawn...

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