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Letter: Private property protected in Mathews?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I have need to ask what should be a silly and foolish question: Is car-jacking now legal on the fair streets of Mathews, Virginia? Is anything that sits on public property now fair game for thievery?

As a member of the Lane-Armistead Camp 1772 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, I purchased signage, as is my right, to suggest that our voters would agree that our monument to our unknowns would be left in perpetuity. The results of this vote are now in.

For our Commonwealth’s Attorney to overstep his bounds and make a declaration that since our sign was on public property that it could be stolen by then-Chairman of the Mathews Board of Supervisors is incorrigible. Last time I checked, such an officer of the people did not have any right to decide laws or even simple regulation of his own accord. We need a new and different person in this office at the end of his term. Possibly stepping down would be the honorable thing to do, now the election is past a...

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