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Political signs stolen

To the Times of Ti:

In 2008 I backed Barack Obama for president. I had yard signs and bumper stickers for anyone who asked for them. Many homes displayed Obama or McCain signs, a good sign that people were interested and involved in the election process. In 2008 not even one of my signs went missing.

This year I put out my sign a few weeks ago. Since then I have had five signs stolen including one that I put well out of easy reach. That one was taken within 36 hours by someone who trespassed on my private property in Crown Point to get it.

I haven’t seen many Romney signs either. Perhaps the same thing is happening to them.

I’m disappointed that someone in our community has such disrespect for the democratic process and the U.S. Constitution. The first amendment to our constitution clearly states the right of every citizen to freedom of speech. It is the first article of our Bill of Rights. I’m also disturbed that someone will go to such lengths to deny their neighbors that freedom of speech.

I suspect that neither presidential candidate would condone this behavior. They would probably find it embarrassing and not helpful.

If anyone is bragging about doing this to either Obama or Romney signs, let that person know that what they are doing is wrong, and don’t hesitate to report their actions.

Mary Anne Johnson, Crown Point

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