STOP THIS BUL­LY­ING

Avon Valley Gazette - - OPINION -

SO­CIAL in­ter­est groups push­ing their re­spec­tive so­cial agenda are in­creas­ingly us­ing bul­ly­ing, threats, in­tim­i­da­tion and shout­ing down other views.

They can­not and will not tol­er­ate a di­ver­sity of so­cial opin­ions.

All of us should be able to have free­dom of speech on so­cial is­sues with­out any fear of reper­cus­sion.

With­out this safe­guard, the mi­nor­ity, namely so­cial ac­tivists, po­lit­i­cal ex­trem­ists, yes even politi­cians, will dic­tate to us, the ma­jor­ity, what to think, how to vote, how to live, what to wear, what to read etc. etc. This is un­demo­cratic and elit­ist. For the mi­nor­ity to have the ul­ti­mate say over the ma­jor­ity means we have ar­rived to a new dark age.

JOHN SEOTIS,

Stir­ling

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