Our constitution

Published: 11/13/2020 12:53:49 PM

I thought that we were assured of free speech throughout these United States; however, that seems not like be the case. Some companies and individuals think that they are exempt from following this privilege by controlling what can and cannot be said in public. Our freedoms and rights became part of our Constitution when the first 10 amendments, known as the “Bill of Rights, were approved.

My granddaughter-in-law was censored by Facebook by canceling her account without any warning. Because her account was closed all of her photos and dearly items that she had saved and the last 10 years have been lost forever with no way of getting them back. This is a gigantic price to pay for posting her thoughts about the condition of our nation.

She posted on Facebook the time and date that a rally for President Trump was going to be held. She has been and still is a strong supporter of President Trump and has posted her feelings on Facebook. The Facebook owners decided that her postings were against their criteria as the reason for closing her account.

It seems that the Facebook and all of the other social Media owners feel that they are above adhering to what is stated in our Constitution. They should at the least be reprimanded for knowingly disrespecting our Constitution. It is a good thing that there are other ways of communication using the internet.

As regarding this election as Yogi Berra said “it ain’t over until it is over.” The true results will not be known until the Electoral College members meeting in the middle of December announce the outcome.

John H. Shippee Jr.



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