To the editor:
Can you imagine the Village of Essex Junction violating the U.S. Constitution? No? I couldn’t either. But they did! They fired a Town employee, an 18-year-old lifeguard for giving a political speech at a public meeting. Here, read it for yourself in the June 17 Vermont Daily. This young man can sue Essex.
But what other public players support this government violation of our most cherished, our most uniting of freedoms? You would think this story would be all over the news, but did any of Vermont’s state-wide main-stream printed news media report it? Seven Days? – no. VTDigger? – no. You have to wonder whether these news outlets are reporting only what they WANT us to hear. They don’t seem to want us to know when a Vermont municipality violates a young man’s freedom of speech.
In my home county of Grand Isle, we know that the only accurate and comprehensive source of the news is the Islander. And for a complete and accurate view of current events in Vermont, every Vermonter should consider subscribing to Vermont Daily. Subscriptions are free.
Speaking of free, thank goodness U.S. citizens are still that, at least those of us outside of Essex, Vermont.