She’s got an idea for fighting back against political junk mail
I love your column in today’s paper regarding laws we’d like to see in place. I absolutely agree with those that want something done about the political ads.
Over the past several months (up to Election day), our mailbox was stuffed on a daily basis with campaign ads. These ads ranged from one page ads to booklets. I can’t help but wonder how much money was spent (and how much were taxpayers’ dollars) on this trash.
While I certainly don’t want to jeopardize our mail carrier’s jobs, it astounds me that so much money was wasted on these campaign ads. I seriously doubt that very many people actually read these ads.
I’ve decided in 2016, I’m going to save every campaign ad that is placed in my mailbox or on my doorknob. The day before Election Day, the local Republican and Democrat offices will receive a gift from me of all the ads for their party that I received.
Then they can decide how to get rid of them!
Note from Dan: This idea is destined to wind up in a future how-you-can-fight-back-at-the-turds column at the beginning of the next election season. Imagine if every resident of a locality did this. What an effective deterrent to political junk mail it could be!