Letter to editor: Over 100 Biden signs damaged

Published 9:32 am Thursday, October 15, 2020

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To the editor:

One of the rights we have in this country as American citizens is freedom of speech, expression, and choice.  That right gives us the authority to accept or not accept political candidates. It does not give us the right to destroy or deface political signs.

As the chair of the Davie County Democratic Party and a former politician, I am appalled and disappointed that individuals in our community would destroy and deface over 100 Biden/Harris signs. It pains me that my neighbors are insensitive enough to stoop to such levels. Not only does this impact the party, but it is a cost to the public, as well, because it affects the free election process.

It may not be common knowledge that such defacement is a third class misdemeanor with legal punishment.  Thanks to social media, we are aware of the perpetrators and these culprits will be brought to justice.

Dr. Erma Jefferies,     Mocksville