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Letter: Freedom of speech applies to everyone

Freedom of speech applies to everyone

In response to the March 9 letter about “hate” radio and other “hate” speech, I’d like for that writer (and others who feel like he does) to Google up “The Bill of No Rights” sometime. Article Two makes it plain: “You do not have the right to never be offended.”

Let’s face it, since time began, people have always said hateful or otherwise spiteful things about one another. One can change the station/website, give another opinion, leave the room, etc. However, freedom of speech means everyone – “hateful” and “non-hateful” alike.

I’m sorry if this truth of life offends some people out there, but that’s the way it always has been, and always will be.

Lloyd A. Marshall Jr.

Lockport