Some supporters of Issue 51 have done what other frustrated supporters have done ... stooped to deceptive and underhanded tactics to try and influence an election.

To the Editor:

Some supporters of Issue 51 have done what other frustrated supporters have done ... stooped to deceptive and underhanded tactics to try and influence an election.

We have seen it every time a group gets called out and have no way to legally defend their position. Some people resort to bullying, to threats and to outright strong-arm techniques, such as telephoning an opponent, threatening to boycott their business if they said no to the levy -- something they have a right to do. Unprofessional, unwanted, and unwelcome.

They have taken away the necessary debate that needs happen so everyone can make up their own minds without undue and adverse influence.

These are difficult times for everyone and it's critically important we make the decisions that are best for ourselves and our families.

It's OK to say no when we want to and we expect to do that without retribution, rebuttal and reprehensive behavior.

John E. Ross
Upper Arlington