Free­dom turns deadly

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Dear editor:

Over the last week­end, ev­ery­one was aware of the rally per­mit­ted by fed­eral and city per­mits.

Held on fed­eral prop­erty (our land) and city land (our land) …

This dis­rup­tion cost us, the cit­i­zens, thou­sands of dol­lars for pro­tec­tion against who or what … I don’t know.

What I do know is it kept vis­i­tors and lo­cals away from down­town … my busi­nesses were af­fected by a loss of over 50 per­cent. One-third of the busi­nesses didn’t open, so they lost 100 per­cent of their busi­ness.

Free­dom of speech and the right to as­sem­ble are get­ting peo­ple killed.

I love Amer­ica and would gladly die to pro­tect it. But in my opinion, my fed­eral and city gov­ern­ment let the free­dom I have to work and pay taxes for, be pushed aside for assem­bly and speech. I think our time has come to re­al­ize that these free­doms are get­ting peo­ple killed. Rick Gale Owner Colo­nial Pan­cake and Waf­fle House, and Candy Cor­ner

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