Phillip McMahan, Moorhead , Published February 12 2014
Letter: Otto and Hulett squelch speechThe drama in Moorhead over a thought-provoking post on Facebook is in itself overkill. As a citizen of the United States, all citizens are allowed freedom of speech. The Constitution guarantees this. All I have to say to Councilman Chuck Hendricks is “hail to you, citizen.” You are wise indeed to make an attempt to bring out a conversation of this magnitude in these political times.
Shame on you, Council members Otto and Mike Hulett, for not supporting free speech in our community. The only thing I saw as inappropriate was your reaction to the post.
What Otto and Hulett do not understand is that many in our society believe this post of Hendrickson to be a truth; what they have done is censor Hendrickson through group think. They have in a sense told Hendrickson not to publish his thoughts and ideas because they may disagree with him. I do not believe that if the post were pro-Republican, they would have had anything to say about it.