Letters to the Editor

Supports Shepard for diversity of opinion

Throughout history the intolerant have sought punishment for others with diverse opinions.

At one time that punishment could lead to a public stoning or a possible burning at the stake. However, today we have become more civilized where that punishment is aimed more so at denying someone their degree or even their livelihood.

It has always taken great courage to stand against the intolerant; those that do deserve the respect of every freedom-loving person.

With that thought in mind I would like to express the utmost respect that WWU President Bruce Shepard deserves for his brave stand against intolerance.

As a man named Paine once said; “When men yields up the exclusive privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.”

Joe Wilson

Bellingham

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