Hands off your neighbors' yard signs

  • Article by: DAVID BANKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 29, 2012 - 6:30 AM

Hey -- it's counterproductive (or worse) to go after your opponents' politics in this way.

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bandit228Oct. 28, 12 8:33 PM

Almost every house on my block has a "Vote No" sign. One immigrant family put up a "Vote Yes" one late in the afternoon a couple of weeks ago. It didn't even make it until the next morning. There were abou 20 of the Vote No ones but the one Vote Yes was going to throw the cosmos into chaos?

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thehoffersOct. 28, 12 8:36 PM

It switched from message, to rant, as soon as the promotion of the "vote no" agenda slithered in... twice. (The photo and the quip)

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cuso26Oct. 28, 12 8:42 PM

Have seen lots of immaturity on both sides of this, pretty sad. Here's how you stop it though: Put another sign next to it saying "I will donate $25 to the campaign I support every time you steal this sign".

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Tinye67Oct. 28, 12 8:54 PM

I gotta be honest. This is an issue with the Left far more than the Right. The Left preach about tolerance, open mindedness and freedom speech.....until you disagree with them. Then, watch out!!

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mrkwrightOct. 28, 12 9:07 PM

I am leaving the defaced sign in the yard that someone put in our yard. They could not sabotage ours because I take it down at night. Their actions show how intolerant the supposed "progressives" are when they do not allow us to have a sign in our yard for the historical and biblical purpose of marriage.

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hammarhead1Oct. 28, 12 9:20 PM

My neighbor put up his own (very rude and impolite) signs. Nobody bothers them because it makes him look stupid.

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gophfan10101Oct. 28, 12 9:21 PM

You people and your cute, little signs in your yards. Just shows how narcissistic our society has become. Do you REALLY think ANYONE cares what way you are voting? Also, do you really think ANYONE is going to change their mind just because they saw a sign in someone's yard? There used to be a time when who or what you were going to vote for was a private thing. Now everyone has to let everyone know how they feel. Just another example of how our society is going down the tubes. This whole "You need to know what I'm thinking and I'm going to shove that thought down your throat whether you like it or not" attitude is so sad......just so sad.

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Jakein08Oct. 28, 12 9:28 PM

mrkwright: "...sign in our yard for the historical and biblical purpose of marriage." I am so tired of the self righteous people who claim that the bible is on their side in this attempt to build discrimination into our state constitution! Show me what Jesus said about homosexuality. You cannot because He did not. You people use passages from the old testamate as if that is how and why we should run our government. If my brother dies, do I get his wife as the bible says. If a rapist marries his victim does that make the rape OK as the bible says. Get off your high horse and just admit that you are a biggot and refuse to allow everyone the same human rights.

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ralph6767Oct. 28, 12 9:29 PM

Or better yet how about not putting those stupid signs up at all. Does anyone here really believe people vote for candidates because someone else put a sign up in their yard? If you do, I have some stock I'd like to sell you. BTW those coroplast signs are non-recyclable and non-degradable.

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jamue11eOct. 28, 12 9:30 PM

The one thing that people don't realize, this isn't just theft. It is infringement on your first amendment rights by fellow citizens. A number of the Vote No signs in my neighborhood have gone missing. One person put up a cardboard sign that said "You can steal my sign, but you can't steal my vote". I have also noticed in another area, the Vote Yes signs go missing too on houses I've seen with them out. This isn't just one side doing this deplorable behavior. So cut the blame game with how the "tolerance police" are the ones swiping the Yes signs. No signs are missing too. What type of people are taking those then? The same kind of person is taking both types of signs. Thieves who are censoring you.

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