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There was a time, not that long ago, when the citizens of this great country could support political candidates from different parties without resorting to underhanded tactics. There was a time when we would agree to disagree – we could post our yard signs, put a bumper sticker on our car, or wear a campaign button and it not descend into a war of words or even outright theft or violence.

About a month ago, I placed a Doug Jones for U.S. Senate sign in my front yard. It lasted all of three hours before someone came along under the cover of darkness and stole my sign. So I contacted the local officials and requested two signs. These I put up close to the front porch and the front door and until last Sunday both signs remained intact.

Today, however, that changed. I came home from church at about 2:30 p.m. and both signs were there. I left the house at 9 p.m. to walk my dog and both signs were there. Imagine my surprise then when I came home from walking the dog to find one of the signs missing.

Unlike the first time, when the trespasser and thief (for that is what they are) walked a short way up my driveway, this time they came almost up to my front door.

We have just finished celebrating Thanksgiving, when we come together as one regardless of political views, football team, or any other difference, and give thanks to God for all the blessings in our life. And now we are preparing for Christmas, when we give thanks to God and celebrate the arrival on this earth of Jesus.

Luke 2:14 says “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” I guess, however, that good will only extends to people who share your political views.

Stuart Ibberson

Dothan

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