Mixing Up Papers?
That's what I thought might of happened in regards Jim Garvey's letter about the confederate flag controversy after reading this letter in the Eureka Reporter by Judith Peebles. She referred to Jim Garvey's letter and, sure enough, I found it by going through the list of past letters in the Reporter. I was thinking maybe I'd read it in the Eureka Reporter, not the Times- Standard.
Funny thing about the two letters is that Peebles says she agrees with Garvey's letter, at least as referring to this issue as being a civics lesson. If you compare the two letters, though, Peebles actually disagrees- strongly I would think- with Garvey's position.
After reading Garvey's letter again, I think it's even goofier than when I first read it- him equating flying a confederate flag to yelling fire in a crowded theater. I liked the way a comment on the Nobody's Business blog defined free speech:
"I would argue that the only expression that even requires protection is that which offends somebody."
Well said, and sad commentary by Garvey, in my opinion, although I suspect he's just trying to show that he cares.
I actually didn't mix up the two papers in regards this letter, though. I'm sure I read Garvey's letter in the Times- Standard the first time. He just sent the letter to both papers, as many people do. For whatever reason, they still haven't posted that letter online.