If you are an employee of the McHenry County (Ill.) Sheriff's Department (deputy, corrections officer, civil employee), are you afraid to be seen at a political gathering of one of Nygren's challengers in the November 2010 general election?
Are you worried that a photo of you at, say, a fundraiser might be posted inside the sheriff's department offices? What could possibly be the reason for someone to do that? Let's start with intimidation. See Cal Skinner's article on www.mchenrycountyblog.com
Or let's say that the license plate numbers of MCSD employees at a political event (say, a fundraiser) are collected. Now, to what possible use could they be put? (Duhhhh.....)
Get involved. This is your country. This is your county. Pick a candidate and help his (or my) campaign. Just do it off-duty and away from the office!