Letter: Vandalism concernsHaving lived in Hudson, raised my children here, been a substitute teacher and volunteered at several community organizations, for over 25 years, I thought I knew the community pretty well.
By: Meredith Berg, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
Having lived in Hudson, raised my children here, been a substitute teacher and volunteered at several community organizations, for over 25 years, I thought I knew the community pretty well.
Imagine my sense of disappointment, anger and even fear when I walked by the GOP/McCain for President last week, only to see someone scrubbing the front door (I had walked by the day before and it had looked fine to me!).
Out of curiosity, I asked the man how the door got so dirty overnight, expecting some light-hearted response. But he wasn’t smiling and, after he told me that someone had smeared “manure” all over the door, into the mailbox and into the key, I wasn’t smiling either!
My first thought was, “Why in the world would someone do that?” but then I thought “this certainly wouldn’t have been done by a Republican!” but the thought that Democrats have to stoop so low to put their candidate in the limelight really bothers me.
What is to be gained by an act of vandalism like this? Then, I thought about the four yard signs that I had to replace, as someone had taken them as well, and I am forced to think, “Is that what Hudson people do?” Since when do people disagree so violently on something like their choice of political candidate that they are willing to vandalize (break the law?) to make a point?
I’m really disappointed to think Hudson people aren’t any more honorable than that.