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Removing signs violates freedom of expression

In the last election cycle, I replaced five political voting signs. One was torn up and left on my lawn and the other four were removed from along the road. The signs were for President Obama.

This intentional destruction and removal of political signs is nothing new, I am sure, but it is new to me in East Aurora. Someone could have easily put a sign up for Mitt Romney next to the Obama sign on the road – that is what American politics is all about. Coming into my yard is really pushing the legal limit.

Whether this person was a political prankster or a coward under cover of the night, perhaps he or she should reread the U.S. Constitution, particularly our First Amendment on our individual rights of free political expression. Regardless of the outcome of the election, I find this negative, destructive political behavior disturbing.

Linda Ulrich-Hagner

East Aurora