Removing the politics

Dear Residents of the City of Port Clinton:

As we all know by now, on August 30, 31 and September 1, Port Clinton is joining the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle-of-Lake Erie, an historical event, which occurred almost in eye-shot of our own City. We should be proud to have been chosen as one of the major port cities for dockage of the famous Tall Ships from the 1813 battle. 

Because of this, we will be fortunate enough to have an onslaught of visitors into our community, arriving not to view our politics, but instead to celebrate our victories. In order to do this, we need to remove the Waterworks’ signs [and any other political signs] from windows and front yards, and instead, display either a Don’t Give Up The Ship flag or an American flag to show our support on these three days, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Then on Tuesday, September 2, we can resume politics-as-usual by putting up the signs again.

Please, let’s all celebrate together, whether we are viewing from our front porch, or volunteering in the Bicentennial festivities. We don’t need to hold hands and sing “Kumbaya”, but we can, for just three days, agree that we are the People of Port Clinton, and not the Politics of Port Clinton. 

City of Port Clinton Resident for 42 years,

Kathy Jo Schweitzer

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