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Let the signs speak

I’ve thought for some time now that political free speech on Mercer Island is pretty much dead. My experience on Sunday, Oct. 18, put another nail in that coffin. While at the recycling center, I noticed two Dave Reichert yard signs leaning against the backside of the big glass bin. Their wooden stakes had obviously been in the dirt somewhere, sometime. Having lived on this suburban Island paradise for 36 years, I can remember a time when people from both major political parties could put signs in front of their houses and they stayed there until after the election. I haven’t seen much but roadside signs for several years, and those seem to be in a constant state of flux.

I’m going to put those signs back somewhere on the road and keep an eye on them. Please allow them to speak freely.

Leora K. Wheeler

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