Free speech has its limits | LETTER TO THE EDITOR
December 9, 2011 · Updated 6:54 AM
To the editor:
I, my husband and children (all over 40) look at the latest protesters. They have a right to free speech like all of us in this wonderful country.
Free speech does not entitle them to camp out at various places and interrupt local and state meetings. They can sign up to be heard. When the demonstrators do not honor our due process of assembly and be heard in a rational manner, we consider them no more than thugs.
Our grandson, who is at the University of Washington, has voiced his distaste against these individuals. He would not say what they called him and his friends as they went between classes, but he indicated it was not nice.
As an older person, and as do even many of the younger generation, we support our police and emergency responders in removing these demonstrators so the different governments can do their work within the framework our founding fathers envisioned.