We moved to Oak Park 42 years ago. This community was known throughout the United States for its diversity, open mind and freedom to express your opinion. It was a very tolerant community.

In the last 10 years, I’ve found the community closing its mind to opinion and beliefs that might not coincide with the majority of citizens. If you are not in lock-step with the liberal Democrat Party, your 1st Amendment right, “Freedom of Speech,” is denied you.

Union solidarity signs, paid for and supplied by the Democrat Party, are all over the village. My husband and I purchased two yard signs saying, “Tax Payer Solidarity.” Within 48 hours, both signs were stolen.

Lessons learned:

Our freedom to openly express a different opinion has been silenced!

Fiscal conservatives are not welcome.

Mary C. Howell
Oak Park

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