Letter: Julie Sprinkle, Leesburg

Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage all the members of the “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” secret Facebook group.

I, too, am truly horrified by the number of people who do not agree with me, and what I hate most is when people question me, or have their own opinion about issues, just as the citizens on your secret list of people you intend to target have the temerity to do.

Actually, I guess I don’t mind if people have their own opinion—I mean, we’re all entitled to our own opinion, right?—just as long as they keep the opinions to themselves.To think that these citizens were actually meeting, discussing, even educating themselves on issues, all in order to challenge you and your agenda.What is the United States coming to?

I laud your plan to dox the people on your secret list, and hacking into their accounts and the websites they run, in order to prohibit other citizens from realizing that there may be more than one way to look at some issues—ingenious!

I was wondering if next you might consider pushing for actual laws that prohibit the people who don’t agree with you from speaking out and from meeting? Since you have several elected officials in your secret group, this should not be too difficult to affect.And, once you have the technology in place, you could easily shut up anyone who would lobby the lawmakers against such bills as well.It would go a long way toward fostering unity.

Anyway, thanks for looking out for the freedoms of our country.

Julie Sprinkle, Leesburg

7 thoughts on “Letter: Julie Sprinkle, Leesburg

  • 2021-03-22 at 8:43 pm
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    Careful, Julie- you are going to end up on “the list”, labeled a racist, and your freedoms will be canceled. It’s the new McCarthyism of LoCo.

  • 2021-03-23 at 10:32 am
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    *sigh

    Yet another person confused by their 1A rights.

    Julie Sprinkle (and John), you absolutely have a right to have an opinion. Please do not confuse this with a right to have said opinion respected. You see, it’s our 1A right to have an opinion ABOUT your opinion, which we too get to express. The 1A doesn’t protect you from the consequences of making statements others find offensive- it just means the government can’t put you in jail for saying offensive things.

    Feel free to express your offensive opinions too whomever will listen. Please do though understand, you can lose your job for expressing your opinion. You can lose your friends for expressing an opinion. You can be publicly mocked and ridiculed for publicly expressing opinions others find offensive. You see, merely having an opinion doesn’t make you a special snowflake- we all have opinions.

    Cancel culture is just a term people break out when they don’t want to face the consequences of their speech.

    • 2021-03-23 at 3:28 pm
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      “Please do though understand, you can lose your job for expressing your opinion. You can lose your friends for expressing an opinion. You can be publicly mocked and ridiculed for publicly expressing opinions others find offensive. You see, merely having an opinion doesn’t make you a special snowflake- we all have opinions.”

      So what happens when your opinions are deemed “offensive” to local busy bodies AFF? Folks, who have too much time on their hands, that they feel the need to compile a hate list of their neighbors, with the intent of doing them harm?

      Are you cool with public officials being on a “private FB group” concerning public issues up for debate in our community? You and I disagree and many things, but I would never wish you be canned from your job over your personal opinions. If you have “friends” who would stop talking to you because you hold a different opinion, than I’d suggest they were never really your friends in the first place.

    • 2021-03-23 at 3:51 pm
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      A very special thanks to DAF for using pretzel logic to explain around the issue.

      Sane, reasonable Loudouners don’t need or want a secret cabal persecuting other Loudouners.

      This FB group is evil. If you think otherwise, then you’re right there with them.

    • 2021-03-25 at 2:27 pm
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      AFF – Yes it is to prevent the government from infringing on a person right to speak freely. So when a member of the BOS, the county prosecutor or any other government official is part of the group than there is the implication that the government is involved.

    • 2021-03-26 at 5:21 pm
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      Easy for you to say Chris Manthos when you are not being harassed or doxed by a mob that includes public officials.
      Let’s see if this chardonnay antifa group crossed the line into illegal behavior.

  • 2021-03-23 at 2:25 pm
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    Well said! They accuse residents of the county who disagree with them of all manner of crimes while they behave as literal fascists. I want these people held accountable. The entire school board should be thrown out and we should start over with people who want to educate rather than indoctrinate students. This is 1984 played out in real life.

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