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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor



Do youwant freedom?

Editor:

It has become a disturbing trend these last few years where everything seems to become hyper-partisan, even common sense.

With few institutions left that aren't split into left and right, I thought I would rely on something we all love: Freedom. And I have a simple solution to everyone who loves it: Wear a mask.

Now, I am talking about real freedom, not railing against an imaginary Uncle Sam who punishes you by having to smell your own breath. I am talking about the ability to go where you want to go when you want to go there. Freedom is also the ability to allow others to do the same.

This, because of this pandemic, is being threatened. People who want freedom are held indoors as they consider their health and those of their loved ones.

This problem is exacerbated by people who disregard advice from the medical community for one bizarre, misinformed reason or another.

So, I have a very simple question: Do you want freedom?

Do you want to go to a Yard Goats game next season?

Do you want to send your kids off to school and ensure that they stay there until June?

Do you want to go to a grocery store and bop around in any direction like a pinball?

All these things can be accomplished if you wear that mask! Let common sense and courtesy prevail. Because if you don't, in your own small way, you are helping this disease stick around.

Mike Czarkowski, Durham


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