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Freedom of speech

With all of the recent letters to the editor about the superintendent of schools canceling a anti-military meeting and the letters bashing Publisher Jeff Ackerman’s comments about Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” Bush-bashing movie, it seems there is some contradiction and hypocrisy from the far left.

Please explain. If the left, liberals, progressives, etc., want a group of anti-military advocates to have their say as “freedom of speech,” why can’t another someone have that same right about his anti-opinion of another issue? Seen it or not?

If you are going to advocate “freedom of speech” for one (and you are serious or credible about it), why does it not apply elsewhere and to all who have that right? Or does that right only apply where you wants it to?

Please explain honestly, or am I trying to nail Jell-o to the wall?

Ken Davis

Grass Valley

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