People die for free speech

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Re: Carrie Moley, Auburn, (Reader Input, Jan. 11): Carrie: You accused the Journal of printing letters that, in your point of view, lack an appropriate degree of civil propriety. However, your letter was written in the way of a kettle calling a pot black. It was idealistic, accusatory and judgmental, only disguised by your literacy, brilliance. Other than that, it was a very great letter. Envision, if you will, Carrie, the many millions of our young men and women serving in far-away places such Iraq and Afghanistan where thousands are paying the ultimate price. They are only there to uphold our nation’s constitutional right to our precious freedoms of press and speech. If I didn’t have that in mind while writing this letter, I would be so deeply ashamed. GENE BAKER, Meadow Vista