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The largest act of trespassing?

Your lead story in The Union on Feb. 5 quoted 4th District candidate Izzy Martin as saying the theft and destruction of her campaign signs was the county’s “largest single act of trespassing and vandalism.”

The juvenile destruction of campaign signs (hers and her opponents) shows disrespect for our democratic processes. Such vandals ought to forfeit their voting rights at least for the current elections.

If the anti-NH 2020 position is true, the second largest act of trespassing could be the NH 2020-mandated trespass and cataloging of private property in the county. The feared results of these trespasses could be denial of General Plan-authorized uses for citizen-owned and nurtured property. That would constitute destruction of value of private property, which is also vandalism. That seems a plausible argument.

However, the intolerance and invective is so high and so shrill on both sides of the NH 2020 issue, I can’t really sort it out. I am still listening. The only conclusion I have absolutely drawn so far, is that intellectual honesty and tolerance for counter-opinion is being trespassed and vandalized on all sides, and that represents the largest act of trespassing and vandalism.

John Huggins

Nevada City

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