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Political, civil correctness

Early Thursday morning last week, we noted our political sign posted just the evening before, had been defaced. We live next to a high school bus stop. Four letter profanity was wildly felt-marked across both sides of the sign with extremely disrespectful, derogatory sentiment.

These may be politically polarizing times, but this act crossed the line being a violation of private property, vandalism and hate mongering!

To those parents and children of parents holding and expressing extreme views, political, religious, (or fill-in-the-blanks,) do not presume that we will quietly tolerate acts of hateful destruction of property.

We, as citizens of this great experiment in democracy, will be paying closer attention, defending our rights of speech and peaceful assembly, and now, more vigorously exercising these, our rights! It is our hope that parents and teachers in all of our schools use this 2012 political campaign as an opportunity to encourage exploration, enthusiasm and respect for our hard won civil rights. Walk your walk and talk your talk but, do not assume it is your civil right to tread on nor violate anyone’s personal space or property!

M. Weast and S. Bates

Nevada City

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