Letter: Moral authority from the First Amendment

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To the editor,

On Sept. 15, Mr. Don Ramsier of Cox’s Creek exercised his First Amendment right by writing a letter to the editor criticizing, in pretty harsh terms, a recent column of mine regarding President Donald Trump in which I quoted a critical Vanity Fair editorial.

Mr. Ramsier questioned where I got the “moral authority” to be able to criticize the actions of the president.

I should like to reply to that by saying that I, as well as he, was guaranteed that right by the Constitution of the United States, the cornerstone of our freedom.

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