Many of us have had our campaign signs stolen or defaced, or know someone who has. We’ve had two stolen in less than a week. I think we can all agree that sign stealing is wrong, regardless of the political opinions we hold. Stealing signs goes against our ideals of freedom of expression, free and rational debate, and a proper democratic process (and, incidentally, property rights). So this isn’t a thread about who we’re voting for–it’s about keeping our signs.
What do you prefer to do?
Lots of people are taking theirs in at night–is that a smart maneuver, or is it somehow giving in?
Is keeping a sign in your window instead of on the lawn a good idea, or does it lessen visibility and potentially invite rock-throwing?
Do you just keep a stack in the house to replace them every few days and give a contribution to your campaign every time it happens?
Are you the Hydra–every time one is stolen, two more appear on your lawn?
Are you starting to plot with video cameras, motion sensor lights and minor electric shocks?
Are you smearing baby oil on your sign, or possibly essence of skunk?
What is your sign philosophy?