Article on banning Confederate Memorial Day
 
From: vaproto@optonline.net
 
http://www.complex.com/city-guide/2014/05/ban-confederate-memorial-day
 
My response on site:
 
Your article offends me. I know that I am not one of the "chosen" groups for whom offense is almost a capital crime, but nonetheless it offends me. And it offends me not for the reason you might think, but because you use a word used by all tyrants and their lickspittles through time, the word BAN.
 
Whether you know it or not, whether you understand it or not or whether you accept it or not, the First Amendment is still SUPPOSED to exist and therefore, BANNING speech or books or symbols or anything else is simply not permitted in what is (again SUPPOSED to be) a free society. Furthermore, if you can demand that something you don’t like be banned, how are you going to prevent something that you DO like from being banned in the future by idiots like yourself? Admittedly, your ignorant opinion holds sway in today’s establishment, but there is no guarantee that it will always be thus.
 
Try minding your own business and let other folks do the same.
 
Valerie