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Mark Ortiz

Calling the usual conservative posters, Richard Reinders, Barry Rabkin, Andrew Lucero, Mike Johnson, Lee DeFiore, etc. No anecdotal moral equivalent to justify these actions? Love to hear from you, sincerely, on the subject, not just some sort of nanny nanny boo boo.

Emily Koyama

Plenty of Trump signs are getting vandalized or stolen too...just not so much in Santa Fe, being that it is quite liberal. I trust you find that equally unacceptable....but I have my doubts.

Mark Ortiz

I hear you. I haven't looked for stories for vandalized Trump signs. Young family down the street are big 45 supporters, flag, signs, bumper stickers and his Trump flag got a 1/4 of it cut out. Our neighborhood got about 5 Biden signs spay painted, 4 stolen, and 4 Lujan signs stolen and a mail box spray painted red. Doubt no more lol

Khal Spencer

David Brooks wrote an essay in the NY Times on this subject, to the effect that there is very little left of the floor of decency.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/opinion/donald-trump-behavior.html

Angel Ortiz

Typical of these vandals. Striking in the dead of night or the early morning hours. Reflective of how cowardly they are. I believe my German Shepherds would love to make their acquaintance. Some humans make great play toys for my dogs.

Kathy Fish

Frankly, what do people expect? Posting your political preferences outside your home is a call for attention. Do folks really think a yard sign will change people's hearts and minds? Don't make yourself vulnerable to these types of attacks - contribute to your preferred party in a more meaningful way instead. You can canvass, donate money, work the elections, or write letters. Signs don't work and just create trash.

Khal Spencer

So are you saying that those who put signs up advocating for a candidate or a cause deserve this treatment? What exactly are you saying?

That picture was taken just down the street from me and the vandalism not toofar away. Such conduct needs to be deplored rather than you seeming to make excuses for it by suggesting yard signs deserve to be trashed.

What's next, Weimar Republic riots?

Kathy Fish

Nope, not saying they deserve it - you might want to check the post again. But in today's heated clime, we shouldn't get in a flap when our signs get defaced - we're asking for it, after all.

Khal Spencer

I disagree. One does not deserve defacement or vandalism for offering a public opinion. That just means we all face intimidation. We are no more asking for vandalism by posting a sign than a woman is asking for it by dressing in a sexy dress. Etcetera.

Stefanie Beninato

Don't you believe in the First Amendment, Kathy? And what is to say that the people who post signs are not contributing in other ways. Lots of assumptions in your post.

My anti-Biedscheid signs were taken which just shows the level of desperation some politicos have--Biedscheid is running unopposed. No vote for Biedscheid. Maybe when he gets less than 50 percent of the total number of voters, he will get he is a judge not god.

Kathy Fish

Interesting to hear you and Khal jump to conclusions. Sorry this issue is so precious to you, but it's naive to think that your yard sign will impact even a single voter. Sorry to hear about your yard signs - but once again, I suspect your energies can be better spent elsewhere.

Khal Spencer

"...But in today's heated clime, we shouldn't get in a flap when our signs get defaced - we're asking for it, after all..."

Again, I ask if you are rationalizing such conduct or if you think it is wrong. The idea that one can be assaulted, vandalized, silenced, outed, or otherwise made a social pariah due to one's (presumably reasonable) opinions is on the table. We are not talking about holocaust deniers or the like. Just people who want to put a sign on their lawns supporting their candidate. Why should we be made to feel like we are "asking for it"?

Ever wear a short skirt to a bar, Kathy?

Maxwell Vertical

Well said.

david J.

Must be a slow news day.

Nicoletta Munroe

The community does not have a voice, a traditional college, or town hall meetings to discuss issues.

Emily Koyama

I guess these vandals/thieves are doing this because they want to upset people....it certainly can't be because they fear that voters will be swayed one way or another...I mean, who votes based on a sign?

Ann Maes

A testament to their mentality. As if taking signs or vandalizing them will make a difference. People with such anger should seek medical attention!

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