Readers Write: Time to clean up campaign litter

The Island Now

 

Election Day has come and gone. This reminds me of “The Outer Limits,” a 1960s television show. With the end of round-the-clock commercials by politicians, political parties, political action groups and pay-for-play special interest groups, we now return control of your television back to you until the next election cycle. No more candidates campaign mailings clogging our mailboxes and weighing down our hardworking postal employees. Finally, some peace and quiet.

Now if only all the winning and losing candidates would pick up all the thousands of campaign signs that litter our roads and highways to help clean up our environment. Let them use leftover campaign funds to hire either the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts to collect this litter. They could pay our young people a nominal fee which I’m sure would be appreciated.

Larry Penner

Great Neck

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