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Lott pays high price for free speech

Anyone in the public eye is fair game for anyone hosting a desire to destroy. Thus, Trent Lott either had a mental blackout or too many trips to the punch bowl.

He is paying a high price, which brings to question – who enjoys free speech? On the surface, it seems certain persons or groups can make charges or attack without impunity. Two wrongs never make a right. However, those attacking should be above reproach or all is lost. Freedoms have been selectively slated whereupon partisanship replaces equality, resulting in defeat of all created equal.

We may decry anyone’s speech or political leanings, but we have no right to stifle the right to say it. Racism has been used as a weapon far too long. If we are to meld into Americans without designated types of Americans, all racial issues should be ignored rather than used for personal gain.

Frank Haggerty

Penn Valley

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