Freedom with an asterisk

May 24, 2014 

In regard to the woman flying the tattered American flag, a property rights advocate comments in the May 11 News-Democrat that the woman is "on her own property and should be left alone."

I wonder if tattered flag woman was flying a flag that most people hated, would property rights advocates feel the same way? Considering the rampant hypocrisy printed daily in this paper, I doubt it.

Jim Walters

Belleville

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