Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Election sign thefts a `sad situation'
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Oct 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, For the second time in four nights, campaign signs supporting the election of Mayor Rick Bonnette have been removed without permission from three homes on George Street. Signs supporting a candidate for regional office were not disturbed. A search of a nearby park and of the immediate neighbourhood leads me to suspect that the complete disappearance of the signs is the work of an adult rather than a young person. If this is indeed the case, what a sad situation exists in our town where the right of a citizen to support his candidacy for public office and the right of an individual to support the election of the candidate can be overridden by an individual who feels his right to dissent supercedes the rights of fellow citizens and justifies his theft of the property of others. Those of us who cherish the benefits of democratic government must step forward and protect our rights by voting for the candidate of our choice in the municipal election on November 13, 2006. To do anything less only encourages those who choose to impose their will on the masses. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, "all that is necessary for evil to prevail, is that good people do nothing!" Peter O'Meara, Georgetown

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Election sign thefts a `sad situation'