Lafayette and America are not the land of the free
I find the Lafayette street banners offensive. This is not the ‘land of the free.’ Lafayette is a city of many, many people who do not share ‘freedom’ as they would like.
Many in America are also not ‘free.’ Some are not free to vote. Some are not free to have an abortion. Some are not free to speak up. The printed press is no longer ‘free’. If you disagree with the American ‘supreme leader,’ you may not be free to speak up.
Do these banners mean to imply that if you are not ‘free,’ this is not your ‘land’? America was a land of inclusion and freedom that no longer exists in fact. The ‘Land of the Free’ excludes many today.
Wendy MarkelWalnut Creek
Source: East Bay Letter: Lafayette and America are not the land of the free