As a senior citizen and 31 year resident and homeowner in Coronado, I have participated in every election cycle by putting signs in front of my house. Except for the 2020 election when I had two signs stolen, I have never had an incident of concern until last week when someone came onto my personal property and put dog feces on my porch! I spent the morning with a shovel, paper towels, a trash bag and large pots of boiling water. Unfortunately I am not the only person in Coronado to experience awakening to find my personal space and safety compromised. There have been numerous incidents against homeowners, even a school board candidate, Scot Youngblood, had human excrement placed on his front lawn! What is the common denominator for all these disgusting acts? We all have Gerri Machin, Scot Youngblood, MD, Lisa Meglioli, and Mark Scheurer, MD signs on our lawns.

To the people who are doing this, I know you feel your power comes from silencing and intimidating the opposition. Well, you are wrong. I will neither be silenced nor intimidated. For much too long in our country, the ones who promote woke ideology have silenced people who do not adhere to their narrative. The left is apoplectic that Elon Musk has bought Twitter and now everyone will have a voice on this social media site. It’s a start!

Here in Coronado we have an opportunity to vote for four candidates who are not of the woke mentality but are highly qualified, intelligent, analytical, reasoned, and informed. Whereas these four candidates have been misrepresented and maligned, neither they nor their supporters have resorted to the same tactics or perpetrated clandestine acts of disgust.

Please join me in voting for Gerri Machin, Scot Youngblood, MD, Lisa Meglioli, and Mark Scheurer, MD.

VOL. 112, NO. 44 - Nov. 2, 2022

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AmyL

What exactly does woke ideology mean to you?

I suppose the type of woke ideology that sexualizes small children, promotes the unnecessary masking of children, uses students for political gain and who ignore substantive curriculum in favor of drumming social issues.

From reading candidate forums in the past two months, this is where the battle is coming to head. Sounds like past and current school board members have been letting the community down for a while now.

AmyL

Merriam Webster defines woke as "aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)." So these candidates are not "woke," and this author thinks that is good. It's important to clarify.

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