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October 22, 2014

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letter to the editor:

We all have a right to political dissent

Dana Stern Sr.’s Nov. 27 letter, “Office of the president not being respected,” started off great! He said he remembered when Harry Truman was president, and so do I. He wrote of the “land of the free and the home of the brave” and how patriotism and the belief that America was a great nation was instilled in him and his generation. Being from that same generation, I was right with him there, too.

Unfortunately, the rest of his letter turned into a tirade against those who dare to disagree with President Barack Obama. Yes, the office of the president should be respected, but one of the reasons America is the greatest country in the world is because we have the freedom to disagree, even with our leaders if we believe they are not representing the best interests of the people or are abusing their power.

Somewhere along the way, Stern has forgotten that we all have a right to our political views. That was what the Founding Fathers fought for.

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