Earlier this year I had the same problem where Hatch signs have been torn down
and or removed. SO the problem is not related simply to Hatch Supporters.As far as the Retire Hatch signs, why don't you support a candidate
rather than the politics of a Washington based PAC that is trying to influence
Utah Politics. Freedom Works does not reflect the views of the majority of
Utahn's. Use your own money or a candidates rather than a third party.
I thought it would be appropriate to post this here of all places. I just got
off the phone with a friend in Mantua who said two large Orrin Hatch signs were
stolen. Hmmm - guess it goes both ways.
Regardless, good point. Resorting to sign stealing is childish. I hope it
doesn't happen again.
I guess we don't know for sure whether those who defaced or stole the signs
are directly connected to the Hatch campaign. But regardless, these acts are
not just childish pranks -- they undermine free speech and the right of the
people to vote for their leaders. These acts should be condemned. If they
are connected to the Hatch campaign, that's even worse.
Clark, I'm sorry to hear of the childish antics of some. If indeed, these
signs were stolen by Hatch-supporters, then SHAME ON THEM! Are they so
narrow-minded that they feel they have the right to squelch the free expression
of another's right to free speech? Are they so fearful of losing next
Tuesday's election, that they find it necessary to stoop to actions that
censor the free expression of the opinion of another?I am ashamed
that some Utahns believe they live in Communist Russia or Nazi Germany. You may
think you are clever, and even funny. You are not! You need to ponder on the
up-coming 4th of July holiday who sacrificed what, so that you have the freedoms
you take so for granted. Your actions are despicable and you belong behind
bars. You are an embarrassment to your families and to all freedom-loving
Americans. SHAME ON YOU!
These dirtly little games play out more frequently each election. Nonetheless,
election signs themselves are a blight on the land, and I don't think they
make any difference to the outcome.