There was an article in our local paper today saying there has been a small crime wave of sorts. Both Obama and McCain yard signs are being stolen at a fantastic rate of speed. And now, people who want Obama signs can’t get a new one because the office is out of them. I’m not sure about the McCain signs since I don’t spend any time in that office.
I would like to think this is just college kids thinking they are being funny when in fact they are just being stupid. Unfortunately I suspect something more sinister is afoot.
How old are we? We’re all grown-ups here right? What happened to freedom of speech? It hasn’t quite been extinguished yet; despite the best efforts of some Washington dwellers. Don’t we all have a right to display whatever kind of yard sign we want? And does anybody really think that stealing somebody’s yard sign will do anything to sway the election? I wouldn’t think so. If anything stealing an Obama sign just makes the McCain campaign look bad and vice versa. It’s just childish.
Okay, I will get off my soapbox now.