Letter to the Editor October 2, 2012

Dear Editor:

On Oct. 28, several Republican yard signs were taken from their place on my property, stacked up and burned on my lawn.

This occurred just a few feet from the front door of my house where my wife and I were sleeping at the time.


I am outraged that someone would endanger my family to make a cheap political point.

I have alerted the local authorities about this incident, and plan to press charges if the arsonist is caught.

After the drought that this area experienced, it’s unbelievable that someone would literally “play with fire” outside of someone’s home.

If democrats prefer to intimidate voters instead of reaching out to them, that is their prerogative. However, there is no room in this country to endanger a family over political differences.

I plan to put out new Jason Plummer, Mitt Romney and Sen. Luechtefeldt yard signs. I would encourage any other supporters to do the same and show they will not be bullied out of their first amendment rights.


Andrew D. Purcell


third-year law student

from St. Louis