Letter to the editor: Free speech on all sides
In reference to Glenn Plummer’s letter “Next steps for Trump supporters,” I have a few questions and an observation.
The first question is, why on earth is he so angry? I shouldn’t have to point out that we live in a representative republic, and as such, every once in a while both sides have to endure presidential policies with which there is disagreement.
The second question is, why would he, as an apparent Democrat, utilize a reference to lynching? A quick internet search would have revealed the fact that for over a century southern Democratic senators blocked every attempt to make the deplorable act of lynching a federal crime. It was finally accomplished last year, so his reference to “String ‘Em Up” in reference to President Trump’s supporters is vulgar and odd.
Finally, my observation: The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution assures the right of free speech to all Americans. The liberal protesters who repeatedly interrupted the Senate confirmation hearings for the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with their foul-mouthed taunts had the same right as the North Carolinians do to free expression — even if you didn’t like it, Mr. Plummer.