First Amendment is not conservative or liberal

Editor, the Advocate:

The spotlight blog written by Chris Cobler, entitled "How much do you care about the public's right to know? About democracy?" was excellent except for one point. Cobler states that upholding the principles of the First Amendment is a "conservative" principle. While many who write for the Victoria Advocate are indeed conservatives, it is not theirs to claim. The First Amendment was and has been championed by both conservatives and liberals alike. It is a value of all true Americans.

Cassandra Striedel, Port Lavaca