Through the years, I have had a road sign at the end of my driveway. Usually I use it for business but sometimes for other messages as well. For example, I have had “Good Luck Seahawks,” “Go Pats,” “Go Giants,” or maybe a birthday wish or two. Last spring, I put “Thank you essential workers” on it.
Paul and Ann LePage are friends to us and this time, as he had announced he was running for governor, I put “Good Luck Gov. LePage” on the sign. I guess someone must have taken this as offensive and sometime between Friday after 6 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. it was taken. The fact that it was gone disturbed me almost as much as the fact that someone would take it. These signs are expensive and run around $160 apiece. So now it must be replaced.
I am a Vietnam War veteran and enlisted in the USAF. For six years I went to work every day to protect and defend this country and the people of it. Even the person who took my sign.
I believe the Constitution was written for everyone and we all have the same rights. To infringe on them is just plain wrong.
When I was a kid, I use to pick blueberries with my grandmother. We would put them on a TV stand to sell down by our mailbox and leave a note to put the money in a coffee can. Imagine!
The taking of my sign was an act of pure thievery. Now perform an act of pure atonement and bring it back to me, no questions asked.