Editor: Free speech is being silenced. You may voice your opinion if it is in lock step with the prevailing powers that be, but if you disagree, you are labeled a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, a sexist, a religious fanatic, etc.
Can you not see how dangerous this is? Whatever happened to “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it?”
This country was founded on the Bill of Rights and the freedoms it affords us, freedoms which other countries have forfeited and lived to regret.
What kind of America is this where people cannot express an honest difference of opinion? Certainly not the one I grew up in and probably not the one you grew up in either.
Small minority groups are dictating how we are to behave, what we are allowed to say, what we are to believe, and what it’s okay to teach our children in school.
Our founding fathers lost their lives, their fortunes, their homes and families upholding their beliefs. We, on the other hand, are afraid to be called names.
What cowards we have become.
V. Kramer, Leesburg