Letter to the Editor

Agree to disagree

Monday, October 13, 2008

To the Editor:

In response to the letter, "You have got to be kidding, right? (which appeared in The Brazil Times Sept. 22, 2008).

I have this letter and it has not set well with me.

I agree that you have opinions and the right to express them. That is what this country is all about. Just like that young gentleman has the right to express his opinion. I do not think it is fair to blast him over a flag and bumper sticker. He has the right to have those items on his truck just like we have the right to put presidential candidates on ours. Do you think it is right for Americans to (display) the British flag? Did we not win a war over freedom with them? "After all, we live in America and it's my right to judge who I want, how I want, right? See how words can be twisted to suit your arguments even though it's ridiculous?" It's ridiculous to judge others no matter what beliefs. It has been really hard to see this kid get blasted for a flag or bumper sticker for his belief.

I thought this country was founded on beliefs.

Tracy Miller,