The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Do we not understand the 1st amendment?


To The Eagle:

I rarely write a letter to the editor, but last week something really struck me odd. A lady wrote "Why, Mr. Editor, do you print such rubbish instead of the informative interesting stuff?

Having served in the military and being a red blooded flag waving American I totally believe in the first amendment. But the lady wanting the editor to restrict free speech and only print what she considers informative is why our country is splitting right down the middle. She reminds me of my niece from California that said the Constitution should be re-written because it was written by a bunch of old white men, what does that mean? Old white men have no vision, no understanding how other countries were governed and wanted the US to be different? So should it be written now by a bunch of young diverse people that have no clue what is going on in the world?

I have no problem with the lady explaining how she sees the world but calling the President of the United States a "Fascist" is really hard to read, I wonder if she really understands Fascism. If she studied World Wars I and II she would know the US fought for years and lost millions of military personnel fighting Fascism and Communism. What makes her think our president would ever want Fascism?

"Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties.[9] A fascist state is led by a strong leader such as a dictator and a martial law" Wikipedia.

Our president is elected by the people, serves in a Republic, holding one of the three branches of government, working with Congress and the Judiciary to forge laws to govern our country. I truly can't imagine that our country would ever re-write our Constitution and turn our country into a dictatorship with one party and total government control.

Richard Erickson



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