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Free Press is vital in today's society

I AM deeply concerned about the state of free speech and a free and responsible media in this country. Why? As Thomas Jefferson said: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

Any country that does not have a vibrant, free Press on subjects that are offensive to some is in great danger of losing other liberties. One should never feel censored for expressing opinions. One should only be held accountable for actions.

VINCENT J LAVERY

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