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All opinions should be heard

Dan McNeely



In reading the editor’s opinion piece in the Jan. 6 issue of the TRG it struck me as odd why a newspaper editor would be afraid of differing views. In your rules of goals and opinions, there is no mention of you being the only arbiters of truth smart enough to decipher what is true and what is not. Opinion is just that, an opinion. Everyone has, under our bill of rights, freedom of speech. You as a news outlet, one would think would be aware of that.

In the late 1930s, Hitler started burning books to keep the populace from learning the truth. Are we now getting to that place where we cannot even have a civil discussion regarding differing views?

What stand would the TRG have taken 2000 years ago when half the population thought Christ was an imposter and the other half believed he was the Son of God! Would you have called that hokum also?

There have been many instances in the past four years where the national media had conveniently left out part of the conversations of our President to make him look bad, only to find out when the total transcript was released, did they take back their evil intent. Case in point, Adam Schiff reading his own version of the President’s call to the Ukrainian President. I guess its not hard to figure it came from CNN, MSNBC, or other propaganda harangue, as you put it.

Your local paper has had a writer for several years claiming Hillary won the 2016 election because she got more votes. Why was that not censored? We learned in fourth grade that the electoral college elects the next president.

We should be careful of our First Amendment, so it does not create chaos. You are entering a slippery slope that some day you may wish you had not gone.

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” -- George RR Martin I think Fr. Jeffrey Kirby said it best, “Evil talks about tolerance until it’s in control … Never forget that the only thing evil needs to succeed is for good people to remain quiet.”