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Freedom to speak and to disagree

Ms. Josephine Jordan’s column of April 13 needs facts.

The First Amendment of the Constitution says “No law prohibiting or abridging the freedom of speech or the press or to petition for redress of grievances shall be made.” As opponents of NH 2020, we feel the opposition wants to shut off any of our objections in every way possible. Look at their letters. What is insulting about a clean white sign? There are many around the county larger.

The problem is what they say. Now the objection to Mr. Ackerman is a startling fact that you do not know the Constitution. He has every right to speak under free speech. Neither you nor I have the right to tell him he cannot. Neither you nor the government have the right to tell us we cannot express our objections to the four dictators. A petition of 8,700 signatures was presented to the board. Turned down. Law abiding? I understand there are skeletons in the closet for some of the supes. The tree hugger I believe was on private property. Trespassing? Lawful? You bet.

Congressman Doolittle bought some property to lock it up under government control. Money for such a program is in CARA HR 701 to aid states in purchase of private property. I suggest you get an analysis from Stewards of the Range, P.O. Box 490 Meridian, Idaho 83680-0409.

Furthermore Ms. Jordan considers because we do not agree with them we are not good neighbors. How about them agreeing with us to be good neighbors. What is your expertise to tell us we are wrong? Are all the experiences we see reported throughout the western U.S., on the sucker fish, the owl, the farming community of Klamath, etc. a good reason to sell out the victims of this affair.

Sorry my reading of the woes of the private citizens in the western states tell me this part of CARA HR 701 program is not in keeping with the principles this country was founded upon.

Herman Bansemer

Grass Valley

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