Free speech is one of the most important freedoms we have

July 28, 2014

Over the past few weeks I have read some letters to the editor regarding whether the Cape Gazette needs a conservative columnist. In one letter from Richard Freeman [July 15], he expressed “some amusement” on the need for some balance to Don Flood’s Politics column.

Mr. Freeman, what are you afraid of? If you are sure of the views you and your side espouse, then surely a few words from a different point of view won’t hurt the cause you support. But I suspect what you and your like-thinking party members are afraid of is non-group-think. If the founders of this great country had thought this way, we would still be a colony of Great Britain.

This country is a great country precisely because we don’t have the heavy hand of government stifling our free speech. It seems more and more that people and politicians on your side want to suppress others’ views. This is against our founding principles. I pray that citizens come to remember why we have the freedoms we now enjoy. What should scare every freedom-loving American citizen is the increasing overreach by our elected officials, not to mention the unelected bureaucrats they appoint.

Mr. Freeman, you failed to mention in your letter that during most of the last 80-some-odd years, the Democratic Party controlled both houses of Congress. The liberal policies they enacted have now taken their toll on our country. The national debt is $17.5 trillion and rising by the second. Despite the fact you cite that the deficit is down to only a paltry $500 billion per year, that only means the government is borrowing that sum every year just to fund its activities.

It is time to vote for candidates who will promise to bring this overspending back under control. Voters, educate yourselves, or we will be slaves to this debt and lose all of our freedom. That is a fact.

Mike Walsh
Dewey Beach


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