Like everyone else I talk to, I’m already tired of the election campaign, but thankful I live in a country where true election campaigns occure and there are choices for candidates. I also live in a country and community where campaign literature, including signs, are prominently used and, granted, sometimes abused.
But fair play is also part of the political process for the majority of us, thank goodness. That minority of abusers is what angers me right now.
The campaign signs of certain candidates are being removed. Whose? Rep. Jerry McNerney, running for re-election for Congress; Jass Sangha, Robert Rickman, Pete Mitracos and Juana Dement, running for City Council.
There are several other candidates for these positions, but the potential voters I talk with are not aware of their signs being carted away.
Removing signs is not only illegal, but unfair. Do the thieves feel it is all right because it is almost impossible to catch them in action? Do they fell it is OK in a campaign to engage in such dirty and expensive tricks? Are they fearful of dialogue and debate?
For me, it says maybe candidates whose signs have been removed are the ones who have the right messages and we should all vote for them. That sounds fair to me.