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CENSORSHIP: Free speech a thing of the past in Los Angeles

Letter by Michael B. Murphy, Gig Harbor on March 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm | 24 Comments »
March 22, 2012 5:01 pm

The Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday which is an affront to all that is sacred in these United States of America. It states, in part, that the City of Los Angeles is to be “… first in the nation to declare derogatory, sexist, misogynistic and racist language as having no place on public airwaves in one of the most diverse cities in the world.”

Apparently the City of Los Angeles has seceded from the United States of America and the Constitution, which ensures their treasured “diversity.”

Let me be “first in the nation to declare derogatory, sexist, misogynistic and racist language is protected, no matter how offensive and any city and the businesses within its metropolitan influence have no place in a free nation and should not be supported in any way shape or form.”

I may not agree with what was said across the offending airwaves, but I will not support those who resolve to prevent them from saying it. Will the Disneyland or the Universal theme parks go bankrupt without my trade? Of course not. It is but a simple gesture which will go unnoticed until such time as there comes a knock on my door – alas, they got my neighbor yesterday.

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