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Don’t take offense at political signs

September 12, 2012
The Journal

To the editor:

This letter is in response to the letter objecting the placement of "vote yes" signs around town.

Our constitution gives all citizens the right to have an opinion and the freedom to voice that opinion in any manner they choose. If a citizen of New Ulm wants to display a sign telling the rest of the inhabitants of New Ulm that they take a Biblical view of marriage, they should be able to do so without backlash. If someone were displaying a rainbow flag in their front yard-proudly displaying the fact that they are pro-gay - would people be "allowed" to say negative things about it? No, because our country has become so liberal-minded that we only preach one-sided tolerance. If people want others to be respectful of their individual beliefs then they need to be respectful back when others' have differing opinions.

If you don't agree with "Marrige: One man, one woman" that is fine with me, and you can proudly display a sign in YOUR yard that says so. But you cannot take offense at your neighbors for similarly announcing to the world that they don't agree with you.

Nicole Sowers

New Ulm



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