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Freedom of Speech
By Frances C. Natkong


October 15, 2005
Saturday PM

I heartly agree with Mr. Droke, but the fact remains if our freedom of speech were taken away, where would we be? I'm sure no sensible person would go running into a crowded theater and yell "Fire!" or threaten to kill someone.

You are entitled to your opinion and I am entitled to mine and my kudos are still with the lady who would not cover up her shirt. Take a look around you and you will see worse things than what is printed on the one lady's shirt. There is a fine line there and if she broke the law by refusing to cover up her shirt, then the company should be held accountable for selling shirts like that.

Point fingers then start at the cartoonists whose cartoons are printed in the newspapers as well. They put down everyone and everything. That's freedom of speech. If you can't stand the heat...... stay out of the kitchen.

Mr Glenn Bell, that's what's so great about the freedom of speech, she can do it if she wishes. It's not necessarily everyone's choice for freedom of speech, I, personally would not wear a shirt like that but the fact remains, it's still her choice!

When my daughter was 18 she was allowed to wear her clothes of choice without objections from me, but she also choose not to use such shirts and when my grandsons are 18 it will be up to them what they use as they will also be able to choose their clothing of choice, so I cannot speak for them.

It's up to each individual what he/she chooses to do, how he/she expresses their freedom of speech. I am a school board member and follow the rules of the school when in/on school grounds, which would be no vulgar language, etc. in school - so no I would not let my grandchildren wear vulgarity to school but what makes this country great is individuality.

The power to choose what/how to express feelings. It is not my choice to wear such shirts but as I said the lady is free and over 21 and exercised her freedom of speech.

Thank you.

Frances C. Natkong
Hydaburg, AK - USA


Related Viewpoint:

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