I regret not challenging those who made me take down our posters alongside our sand sculpture depiction of SONGS.

I regret not challenging those who made me take down our posters alongside our sand sculpture depiction of SONGS. So many people were actively engaged in discussion and shocked by the factual graphics we presented. That was a lost opportunity and I regret that I did not fully understand I had a right to be there. I should have held my ground, but the officer who told me I had to take down my posters seemed to know what he was talking about more than I did. Not being a confrontational person, I unknowingly relinquished the right my father served in combat for and so many others have died for. I know better now. I learned a lot that day, and so did many others. I think that we really need to get to the source of this decision. It is not just the fact that people were denied access to important information concerning their safety. This is something we should all be concerned about, regardless of whether or not you agree with my point of view. Freedom of speech and being censored are not to be taken lightly. If you feel the same way, I hope you will write letters and send them to editors, our city council and to me, showing support for rights that we should all cherish. gary@sanclementegreen.org

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