Free press more important
Regarding the “offensive” cartoon (“Knight Life”) in the June 4 edition: Isn’t this country solely based on the freedom of speech and the press?
Isn’t that what we take pride in as citizens of the United States of America?
What we don’t need is a newspaper afraid to do its job, which is to provide news and facts to the servicemembers and civilians who are deployed and elsewhere.
The newspaper doesn’t need to censor information that might in some way offend somebody if it is meant for general humor or information.
That goes for the comics as well.
The comics provide humor and try to put a smile to some not-so-funny stories. They aren’t there to discriminate by race, religion or sexual preference.
Let us be proud of the fact that we are even allowed to write in and express our opinion and feelings.
Let’s get a laugh, the latest sports scores, and current events without worrying if it will hurt somebody’s feelings.
The last thing we need is censorship just to enjoy the daily newspaper.
Sgt. Bryon Rush
Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq