Candidate campaign signs, both yard signs and banners, are being destroyed or removed from yards and other places. This is America, where by the grace of God we are allowed freedom of speech and expression. Campaign signs qualify as both.
When you destroy a campaign sign you are destroying that individual’s personal property and their constitutional rights. We should thank God that we have nonviolent elections; that our citizens can go to the polls without fear of a bomb going off or being shot down by terrorists. Our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers are fighting for that right for us, and many of them giving their lives so we can have elections and vote for the candidate of our choice without fear.
If you are a candidate, or acting for a candidate, and vandalize another person’s property, whoever it may be, you do not deserve the right or possess the integrity to hold public office. Let us pray for peace and harmony and let it begin right here in our city.