On June 16 the Keene Sentinel published a letter to the editor regarding my participation in the local Memorial Day Parade.
The letter reads, “I was angered and saddened to have to bear witness to the protesters that felt it necessary to be at the end of the parade. I do respect and understand their right to protest the war… they can do this every Saturday in Central Square.”
It seems Ms. Szoc wants to limit dissenting speech to a single day and to a single location in town. I’d like to remind her and others that free speech means just that FREE SPEECH. It does not mean popular speech or limited dissent only when other approve of the time and place of the dissent.
She continues, “Yet I found it very disrespectful to those who have or are serving our country to do this not just on Memorial Day but at the parade.” see more…