Letter to the Editor

printed 08/10/2018

Editor,

I have been coming to Ocean City for 40 years. The letter “Leave politics out of local economy” sickens me.

The author implies that some people are offended by others showing support for the president of the United States of America. As a result, so the argument goes, it is more important to silence free speech and shackle a constitutional right.

Bluntly put, there is not a shred of evidence that people will shy away from OC if support for the president of the United States is displayed. Any such suggestion is simply Fake News.

If people were truly offended by a showing of support for the president, I suggest they simply exercise their option to go to a country where free speech is not tolerated.

The suggestion that showing support for the president is a bad thing and disrupts the local economy is nothing short of a demented left wing attempt at fiction and a blatant attempt to stifle free speech. I encourage all citizens to exercise their free speech as they see fit and not allow themselves to be intimidated by the pious slop of the left.

I remind the author of the article that free speech is seldom a passive, quite exercise. Far more often it is loud, argumentative, and at times raucous. Our founding fathers intended this result. Greed for more profitability does not, and cannot, trump free speech.

James Majernik

Ocean City

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