Vail Daily letter: Ironic punishment | VailDaily.com

Vail Daily letter: Ironic punishment

I am writing in response to Luis Juarez Ramos’ letter to the editor on Oct. 31. I applaud this young gentleman in writing such a thoughtful letter and being publicly accountable for his actions. He has learned from his mistake, and he has shared his learning with the public. Writing a public letter illustrating how his act attacked another’s right to free speech and paying for the damaged property are reasonable actions to compensate for breaking the rules. Being made to wave Trump campaign signs alongside Trump supporters (like the very signs he defaced at the CMC Edwards campus in political protest), however, is absolutely contradictory to the lesson at hand. While being asked to publicly acknowledge that he shouldn’t damage another’s property and right to free speech, Luis, at the same time, is being told by the Eagle County Republican Party representatives to act in violation of his own right to speak freely according to his conscience.

Shame on you, Eagle County Republican Party representatives, for taking advantage of your seniority with a teenager in this situation and making him violate his own right to free speech as punishment. How very ironic. Sounds like you need more schooling on our Constitution.

Greta B. Campanale


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle Valley make the Vail Daily’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.