Letter to the editor: Terrible silence

To the editor:

I went to hear professor Nadine Strossen, former ACLU president, speak at our public library recently. She spoke about free speech, not censorship, in dealing with hate. She used a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King that struck me. It is: “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Our Congress members are supposed to be our friends. Yet the Republican leadership remains silent about Trump’s lies, insults, misdealings on important issues and suppression of information. Why are they silent? Why do we allow their silence? Silences could be our undoing.

Judy Grant,

Lawrence

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