In his letter here on Nov. 27, Mr. John Herzog made an allegorical comparison of Adolph Hitler's evil character and behavior with that of a leading Republican presidential candidate.
My immediate anger was slightly assuaged by throwing the paper, with his atrocious words on it, into the trash. Soon, a better response occurred to me. My opinion is offered as a public rebuttal to this outrageous and profane opinion about a presidential candidate.
Freedom of speech is written into our Constitution and is the premier mark of our free society, but it isn't absolute; it has it's limitations. Mr. Herzog's comments, as obnoxious as they were to me, are within these limits, confirmed by the Herald's decision to publish them.
If his words were a fair reflection of the way he sees our world, there isn't a chance he will discover or understand the wonderful benefits we enjoy as citizens of the greatest country on Earth. Or learn from the candidates how our laws need changing and what their plans are to fix the problems we all are facing. The candidates who participated in recent public debates are all highly successful people, and all are a credit to this great nation's strength and world leadership, whether or not I agree with all they say or do.
Mr. Herzog is lawfully entitled to vilify and otherwise besmirch the candidates, but doing that publicly as he has done is unconscionable.