Destroying election signs destroys our democracy

As a volunteer placing signs in the community for the coming election, I’m disheartened to see vandalized signage in our Valley.

As a volunteer placing signs in the community for the coming election, I’m disheartened to see vandalized signage in our Valley.

It is no stretch to fear what happens in other countries to the corruption of democracy, and totalitarian rule can happen here as anywhere. When one interrupts the lawful democratic process to apparently promote some opposing candidate by acts of destroying their voice, you are stepping towards dictatorship. I love seeing both my candidate’s signs as well as the others, as it reminds me we live in a safe place, where power is a lawful competition by the powerless. Don’t rob us of our choice.

 

Murray Villiers

Cowichan Valley