Yucca Valley, Ca.-OPINION-The recent attack on the Gregg Imus for Congress campaign signs and someone splashing red paint on Hi-Desert Water Candidate Sarann Graham’s signs is disgusting. What a bad reflection on our town! The vandals (wink-wink) and other fanatics are out to destroy property no matter what. Forgetting their Christian principles, it is an undeclared holy war on the basics of respecting property and the “Golden Rule.”
I contacted our local newspaper to report the damage to eight Imus signs. Eight! No report or photo of the damage in the Saturday edition or on their website.
Is Measure U is Dividing Our Town between the Haves and the Have-Nots?
Measure U is a bad tax that will not help the poor and most needy of our community living in Phase One. It is a General Fund tax and will not pay for the sewers. The main corridor of businesses, commercial and restaurants will not be assisted by Measure U. Please Christian citizens, become informed and know that you are dealing with people’s lives. Fighting the bad image of ten years ago of “Yucky Valley,” it appears this town is on that same path again.
In the case of two signs (above) that were accidentally placed on a vacant lot, due to an honest miscommunication, these signs valued at over $175.00 were destroyed. The fabric sign was ripped from the posts and surely an axe was taken to the plywood to destroy the other square sign. When the manager of the vacant lot was questioned, he replied he was in favor of Measure U and felt he was within his rights, as a manager not owner, to destroy the opposing view-point. Is this the Christian thing to do?
If Cal Trans removes a sign, it is placed in their storage yard and one is able to retrieve it. If an owner of a property sees a sign that did not have permission, he or she usually uproots the sign and lays it down flat on the ground. Why would anyone take pleasure to shred and destroy a plywood sign? How many hacks with the axe did it take to destroy someone’s property? Did God cast any splinters in your eye for your actions? Maybe he was riled up by another fellow Christian’s message on his Facebook page?
In a recent post on Facebook, Kris Collins, spouse of Yucca Valley Chamber President Jennifer Collins wrote:
Kris Collins -3 hours ago near Yucca Valley, CA via mobile "PLEASE BE ALERT!! As you all know the signs for Yes On U will be going up all over the place. I have no doubt that the opposition is already planning to take some of them down or all of them if they had their way. Please be vigilant and call the police if you see anyone doing this! THANKS AND "YES ON U"!"