Vandalism Is Not Effective Communication
I feel that it is a person’s right to voice their opinion. But never should a person voicing their opinion violate the rights of others. This last week’s vandalism within the community was just that, a violation of private property. The vandalism in question was a misguided attempt to show disapproval of the closure of the “dips.” The dips was a place where area dirt bike and ATV enthusiasts would ride. This last year the owners of the large undeveloped piece of private property (home of the dips) decided to not allow motorized vehicles access to the property. (See Good Neighbor Policy, article in the June 2011 Outpost newspaper).
Leaving the property accessible to foot traffic only was an attempt to stop the erosion and unlawful dumping, shooting, and burning that took place on this property. This is private property; the property owner is not obligated to allow anyone access. By the vandals voicing their opinion with the use of property damage, they have only demonstrated why people that have such little respect for other people’s property should not be allowed access.
I invite the community to use the letters to the editor section of this newspaper as a means to intellectually discuss the issues. Please keep the letters about issues that are of concern to the community or to issues that will be on the ballot. Please do not send letters that are simply just rants or that contain name calling. All letters are welcome, but not all will be published. Thank you for reading the Outpost and for your continued support.