Trivializing campaign sign theft?
Mr. Bolling, what were you thinking? Your apparent minimization and trivialization of the theft of political signs (May 29 editorial, “Sign wars demean election”) points clearly to your indifference toward peoples’ rights and shows disrespect toward your readers, and toward the candidates. Do you really think the public is ignorant?
You have minimized people’s rights and apparently have decided, without full knowledge of the issues, to trivialize the breaking of the law. You minimize people’s First Amendment rights.
I am appalled at your lack of knowledge of, and/or disregard for, equal protection under the law and the rights to free speech afforded us by the Constitution of the United States.
What is it that you think the issues are, if not abiding by the law and protecting people’s rights. What issue is more important as far as your advice to the candidates to focus on the issues?
This is the issue and you seemingly don’t get it. Had you attached some importance to the issue instead of disregarding the law and people’s rights, in favor of going along with the status quo, I would have more respect for your opinions. You have chosen to trivialize the most important issue facing the American people. Their First Amendment rights and equal protection under the law.
One thousand dollars in missing signs, theft and trespassing, etc., are not trivial issues. Why didn’t you just send cards to the criminals telling them that the police don’t have time to bother with them? Tell them to just continue in their criminal activities?
You suffer at your own hand, Mr. Bolling, and you are biting the hands that feed you and your newspaper. I believe that you may have to eat some humble pie. Do your actions surprise us? No. Do they disturb us? Yes!?
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Nancy Laird is a resident of Sonoma.