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Don’t pull down my sign

It’s difficult to imagine in a small area, population wise, that there are people around who evidently do not believe in the First Amendment. We see the voter fraud of Chicago or Philadelphia and believe this is the norm for them. But, I can tell you it exists right here in our beautiful county. I have hung up many signs for conservative candidates and causes, only to see them pulled down the next day. The more liberal candidates’ signs remain untouched within two feet of the downed conservative ones. They have been pulled down on private property as well.

One might think this is a single person with an ax to grind. But, I wonder if a lone nut-case would travel to Truckee and pull down every single sign. So, we are left to guess that this has been an orchestrated movement. But why?

Who among you thinks this is a responsible action? Someone has to have seen these occurrences. Our Founding Fathers died for our right to free speech and a public dialogue. Here we are, quickly approaching the mid-term elections, and I’m out to re-post elections signs — again. Not what I had in mind for my day.

Barbara Samardich

Nevada City

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