I would like to thank whoever decided that it was a fabulous idea to drive through my front yard mowing over every political sign I had. You have reminded me why I am so determined to be true to myself and my beliefs. This just brings to light how ignorant people can be.
On Saturday evening the 22nd, my husband and I discovered that our political signs had been damaged only feet from our front porch. Examining the signs we initially determined that someone physically walked through the yard and stomped them over to the ground. You could see some kind of black print on the signs and some grease on another and they were bent at a 90 degree angle.
When Sunday morning arrived and the daylight was bright, we discovered to our discontent that there were tire tracks entering our property and exiting across the driveway. They even had to navigate between our mailbox and small tree to get back to the road. Re-examining our signs it was now clear that the marks across the signs were not boot prints but tire tracks and that the greasy spot was in fact gear grease/rear end grease hence proof our signs were run over with a vehicle.
Now this could have several explanations; a drunk driver, a bunch of foolish kids, someone who didn’t like our political views or who just didn’t like our family. I have ruled out the drunk driver scenario because the intent was clear by only destroying the signs. As for just a bunch of foolish kids, I find that unlikely considering that unfortunately most young adults could care less about politics.
I have a feeling this was more than just a random act of disrespect. If this was done by someone who didn’t like our family or our political views it should be sad news to them that this doesn’t change who we are. I am not going to change my views because someone thinks they can rattle my cage by trespassing on my property and running down my campaign signs. The only thing they have done is reinforce my belief of standing strong in what you believe no matter what the opposition.
My husband and I are still voting Obama for President, Steve Kane for Sheriff, Sherrod Brown for Senate and Debbie Phillips for Representative, and that will not change no matter what anyone says or does! Although I do not know the motive for this downright rude incident, I do know that I am the one who pays the mortgage and the property taxes of our home so … stay out of my yard!
Guysville, Ohio 45735