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Letter: People shouldn’t abuse their right to free speech

Editor:

Our right to free speech is essential for our freedom. We have the right to voice our opinion without the fear of arrest or intimidation. But recently I have observed a number of banners on personal properties that use words that should never be displayed on a sign or used in a public setting.

These banners degrade our president using vulgar words in big bold letters. I have no problem voicing negative opinions about our president and have done so using this form about our former president. But I would never use this type of gutter language. What message does this give to the public and especially our youth? I imagine those responsible do not have any children, and if they do I pray they will act more appropriately than their parents.

Our country is divided over many issues such as COVID-19, mask wearing, the 2020 election, the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol and legislative issues. Banners like these do not promote civility and all of us working together to solve our challenges. They only add to the sad division in our country.

Clyde Myers
Upper Bern Township


Source: Berkshire mont

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