Letters to the Editor

Cleaning up after the politicians

Once in a while, I pick up roadside litter around my neighborhood. It gets to the point that I just can’t stand looking at it any longer. It is always a little disturbing that even months after an election there is an abundance of campaign signs left littering our roadways.

The very people who go to great lengths to convince us they are the best qualified, the most worthy to represent us and earn our vote are in fact not even responsible enough to oversee that their campaign signs are taken down.

The majority of the signs were left by two particular candidates. I won’t name them, other than to say that one ran for county commissioner and the other ran for state governor. Both of their bids were unsuccessful. Perhaps the voters knew best!

Yes, I know the elections are over and it is time to move on. It might be a lot easier for some of us to move on if signage of the last election were not left littering our neighborhood roadways. I thought there was some type of county or state law about littering along the roadway. Regular citizens are fined for littering. Why are politicians being given a free pass?

As usual it is the task of the common citizens to clean up the mess left by irresponsible politicians.

Vaughn H. Smith




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