To the Editor:
The defacing and theft of Republican election signs in the town of Bar Harbor over the past few weeks deeply concerns me. Is this what my ancestors and I, over the past four centuries in North America, have served legislatively and militarily to create and preserve?
Presumably, those who have done so believe that they are on the side of right. May it be pointed out that Benito A.A. Mussolini, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (a.k.a. Lenin), Josef V. Dzеjughashvili (a.k.a. Stalin), not to mention Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong 毛泽东 (Mao Tsê-tung) all also believed that they were on the side of right as they attempted to silence those who disagreed with them.
This is nothing less than Thuggee (totalitarian political ideology), no matter how those committing it attempt to justify themselves.
Edwin A. Garrett IV