In response to Dianne Farrell, re: John Rosemond (Mailbag, March 6): If you don't like what John has to say, why don't you just not read it! There's a lot of items in the ADH that I don't care to see (namely most of the Benton County news), so I just skip it.
This recent attitude that if it doesn't agree with one's opinion, it should not exist is foreign to me. I was always raised to believe that everyone's opinion is important, even when I disagree. That's what makes America the great country it is. I see in the news now that our universities don't allow any speakers that don't follow their politics. That's just wrong. Our students need to hear differing sides of things, so they can make up their minds without bias.
On a different note, I was saddened recently to see the cartoon in the ADH making light of socialism. When I was young, socialism was the most dreaded word in the American vocabulary. We lived in the era of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. Now the "frog in the kettle" has been there so long that he doesn't realize that our freedoms are being severely threatened. Call it "Progressivism" or whatever, it's still the opposite of freedom.
Lebanon (March 6)