Letters to the editor

Editor, the Advocate:

This is in response to Dr. Williams’ column “Our free speech crisis” from July 14. Taken from Wikipedia, quoted in part: “The violent anti-Semitic ‘cultural axiom’ held by Martin Luther in the 16th century and expressed in his (Luther’s) 1543 book “On the Jews and their lies,”’ according to Goldhagen, were the same as those held by Adolf Hitler in the 20th century.” It seems to me that there were similar anti-Semitic “chants” heard loud and clear in America that resulted in the murder of a lawful protester who was exercising her First Amendment Right to protest and free speech.

Rufus C. Diggs, Victoria

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Ron Sandidge

Touchy subject, but the "lawful protestors" were the not nice guys #1 who had a permit. When ordered to disperse they were attacked by not nice guys #2 because the local police forced the conflict to happen instead of ordering the not nice guys #1 to leave in a different direction. The Constitution allows the right to LAWFULLY PEACEFULLY give speech whether you thinks it's hate speech or not. It does not allow others to attack those giving the speech. That was settled we thought at universities 50 years ago and the Supreme Court.

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