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It's patriotic to voice dissent

It's patriotic to voice dissent

The people doing the whining are those who can’t take the blinders off.

Re March 3 letter, “Women’s March was a whiny, vulgar waste”: How dare Mary Jo Venditti call the women marchers vulgar. She criticizes the women who marched, calling them vulgar, classless and a host of other names too rude to repeat.

It is evident Ms. Venditti has forgotten or does not know the women who marched were doing what America was founded on: “rebelling.” It is a basic right to disagree and it is not “unpatriotic” to do so. She showed her racism by her statement: “It was the color of his skin that got him two terms” referring to President Obama.

Her last statement: “The bottom line is that most of us don’t want to hear your sniveling and whining while you sit in the comfort of your home doing absolutely nothing to effect true change” is an oxymoron as the women who marched didn’t sit home and they did make inroads in making change.

The people doing the whining are Mary Jo Venditti and others like her who can’t take the blinders off. They are still complaining about Hillary Clinton’s emails when we may have had Russian influence that interfered with our presidential election.

Interesting enough is the fact that we have a free press that allows Ms. Venditti and I to view our opinions. It is also a free press that keeps our country free of tyranny and roots out both the good and wrong in our government. Shame on those who would oppose a free press or those Americans who choose to march to show their patriotism. 

God bless a free press and the women who had the backbone to march. Ms. Venditti, I have to ask, just who is it that is unpatriotic?

Gary Philip Guido

Rotterdam

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