Opinions come easily, try respecting others'

Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2003

As a concerned veteran, I wrote KTKU, Taku 105 on March 21 rejecting its un-American stance of not playing the Dixie Chicks. The station's silence does not appease me. Millions of Americans have died and are dying today so that each of us has the right to speak freely.

Our founding fathers thought so highly of this fundamental right that it was addressed in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

In my letter, I challenged the station to fight for freedom and do the right thing. The Clint Black song says "There's no price too high for freedom, so be careful where you tread." Pay the price. It's easy to have an opinion. It's much harder to respect the opinions of others.

Deciding to silence and harm American citizens because they peacefully voice dissent isn't good enough for me.

Charlie Payne

Juneau



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