Column: Freedom of Religion, Speech must be Protected

December 6, 2015

By Linda J. White at

Dec. 15 marks 224 years since the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Can we hang onto it a while longer?

Sometimes I wonder. We seem all too eager to toss our freedoms away by limiting thinking, speech and beliefs with which we disagree.

What prompted my last head-shaking session was the loud, angry protest at a meeting on Nov. 17, at which the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg was outlining its plans for a new mosque. The meeting got so raucous a sheriff’s deputy had to send everyone home...

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