2003-03-22 / Editorial/Opinion

To Survive, Speech Must Be Free

To Survive, Speech Must Be Free

As we write this, bombs have not yet begun to fall, but they will most certainly by the time that you read it. We have galloped into war at a cost to life and liberty that we can only imagine but that history will record. Through all of this, our representatives in Congress have been uncharacteristically silent. They made a pact with the President not to voice their disagreement. We, the people, did not make such a pact. When we disagree with the President, as we do in this case, we have the unalienable right to voice our opinion. That does not make us unpatriotic, as some would say. We love our nation, our flag, and we proudly support our brave servicemen and women. We fly our flag. We will not, however, allow Bush’s war to diminish our rights. We may be living in fear for a long time to come, and our freedom of speech must survive this ordeal.

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