Many writers to this newspaper have expressed their agreement concerning one’s right to freedom of speech, but then go on to castigate those who do, in fact, exercise this fundamental right. It’s as if the First Amendment should read: Freedom of speech is guaranteed, but certain restrictions apply which, in effect, is advocating something different from the original intent of the First Amendment.

In other words, freedom of speech is guaranteed as long as it falls within the boundaries of what I consider appropriate. It’s enough to make a dog laugh.

Gary Roseman

St. Simons Island