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To the editor:
I just finished reading the letter to the editor in the Nov. 1 Brunswick Beacon, titled “Signs are offensive.”
The writer lists four statements on political signs that he saw someone displaying near the Oysterfest. They are: “Are you a Maker 53% or a Taker 47%,” “I’ll take the Mormon over the Moron,” “Vote for the American in November” and “When someone doesn’t do their job, we have to let them go...Clint Eastwood.”
The last four paragraphs of his letter are then dedicated to labeling people who would display signs like these as bigots.
Is the person who wrote that letter really that out of touch with reality? What do any of the four signs have to do with being a bigot?
I would suggest the writer of that letter who touts his own progressiveness should maybe be more progressive toward learning better reading comprehension skills, not assuming a person is a bigot because they choose to vote against a candidate who is not Caucasian, and being thankful we live in a nation where everybody is free to display their freedom of choice in public.
By the time this letter is published, the election will be over. Even if you were misguided enough to vote for Obama, I am still glad you had the right to do so and the freedom to proclaim your choice.
God has been good to this nation to supply us with these liberties. Let’s not abuse our freedom by pitting our citizens against one another with accusations of unfounded and unproven racial hatred.