LETTER: MAGA hat incident and fall out offensive

LETTER: MAGA hat incident and fall out offensive

Letter writer Cherryl Katnich believes reactions like this erode democracy.

Dear Editor,

I must take exception to Jack McEwen’s letter. [Hat obnoxious, manager not bigoted, July 16, Langley Advance online]

He asks “It’s a free country isn’t it?”

Apparently not when the press secretary to the the U.S. president and her family were ejected from a restaurant for her political affiliation.

She handled it very classy, so as not to cause ” offence.”

Countries are not free when a hat that says ” Make America Great Again” causes an uproar.

What is offensive to some is not to others.

What is offensive to me is shutting down political discourse, being discriminatory based on one’s political opinion.

That is not democracy.

In The Friends of Voltaire, writer Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote the quote, ” I disapprove of what you say, but I defend to the death your right to say it.”

Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge

Langley Advance

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