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A Plea For Civility

October 12, 2020

Letter to the Editor of the Lincoln Herald:

While a typical campaign season is usually filled with plenty of emotion and enthusiasm, it must also be conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect. 

Our rights may be delineated in the Constitution, but they come alive in our personal and public behavior.  Any intimidation of voters, whether it is removing or damaging campaign signs or any communication of threats is illegal, and it’s also just plain un-American.

All American citizens are entitled to their opinions and to feel completely safe not only in voting but in peacefully expressing their personal political views as well.  The freedoms we boast about having are legitimate only if they extend beyond those who share our ideologies to those who disagree with us.

Regardless of the results of the election, we want to return to normal life in November as good neighbors in our great community.  I call on all candidates and elected officials to join me in publicly urging the pursuit of tolerance, restraint, and respect for all our fellow voters as we prepare for a peaceful election season.

Elaine Jenkins, Chair
Lincoln County Democratic Party                 

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