Letters to the Editor

Letter: Twitter irony

October 29, 2013


To the editor:

The irony of the Oct. 25 headlines, during Free Speech Week of all times, is just too much. Prof. David Guth has been put on administrative leave and his employment is threatened because he exercised his right to free speech with a single tweet. However, Lawrence city commissioners are considering soliciting public comment via Twitter, assuming Guth’s treatment will have no chilling effect on others. Our community needs better education on what the First Amendment means and exactly why it exists.


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