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Adherence to laws selective

I realize that NH 2020 and the posted signs opposing it are political “hot potatoes.” That public officials have decided to turn a blind eye to the illegality of the signs because of this isn’t surprising. However, I am troubled that we are allowing individuals to decide which laws they will obey or enforce. I find nothing in the U.S. Constitution that allows its citizens selective adherence to the law.

A recent writer indicates that he is sure that this law is on the books because no one has challenged it. If, indeed, the Nevada County sign ordinance will not hold up to scrutiny by the courts, then so be it. This is the process allowed to us, not selective obedience to the law. In the meantime, violations of the ordinance should be pursued by our public officials.

Beryl Moody

Nevada City

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