I would like to apologize to someone in Seward, but I don’t know who you are. I don’t really know very much about you. I don’t know your name or where you live. But I do know that you have strong personal convictions and that you are not afraid to stand up for what you think is right.
I would like to apologize for not being at home the last few days when you’ve walked by my house. If I had been home, you could have stopped by and told me what you think. You could have come in for a cup of coffee and shared your ideas with me.
I would like to apologize for not realizing right away that you even exist. At first I thought you might have been the wind. We’ve had a little bit of wind lately, and I thought the sign might have blown over. But I went for a closer look and saw your footprints in the snow. It wasn’t nice to throw the sign in my neighbor’s yard, but it was cold outside, and I can see where you might not have wanted to carry it very far.
At first I thought that the sign might have been in your way, but it was about four feet from the sidewalk on the side toward my house. It was well away from where a stroller or bike might need to travel. It wasn’t until the next day when you came back and again threw the sign into my neighbor’s yard that I knew you meant business.
I must admit, it was hard getting the signs back into the ground. Since you walk each day, you know as well as anyone how cold it is outside and how frozen the ground is. An ice-pick and a hammer finally did the trick, so the sign is back in the yard, and you’re welcome to pull it out again or to stop in and talk things out.
For anyone else who is curious about the nature of this inflammatory sign, it is a twelve inch by eighteen inch sign that reads “Ron Paul for President”. I’ve never put a sign in my yard before. In fact, until a few months ago, I didn’t even know who Ron Paul was. And if you still haven’t found someone that you want to vote for, or if you want find out why someone would tear down signs about him, you can at www.ronpaul2008.com. By the way, I’m not part of his campaign, and, even though over 409,000 people have voted for him so far in the primaries, I don’t think he has any chance to win. But I have found the courage to support people who I agree with.
I also have about 10 more yard signs, and, since my yard doesn’t seem to be a very welcoming environment for them, I would gladly give them away to good homes. You can email me at Lloyd@LloydAndLauren.com if you’re interested.