As of Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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This letter pertains to the Alcovy High School principal who is suing the John Doe posters. My letter is short. The only horse I have in this is the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment. The First Amendment gives us freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion and freedom to assemble. If you take these freedoms away what would we become?
China and the former Soviet Union didn't have these freedoms; Iraq under the former dictator didn't have these freedoms. Would we be more like them?
Our forefathers also gave us separation of powers:The judicial, the legislative and the executive branches. The judicial arm has no authority to make or change the law. I hope our judges understand this as they take this case on. This should not matter whether you are a liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, black or white. These freedoms are important because they are freedoms for everyone.
-- Dennis Taylor