Free speech is still the law of the land | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"If the BOD had received complaints about the Renton Reporter’s weekly deliveries being left in front yards, they should have taken names and address numbers and forwarded the list to the Reporter’s staff."

The Board of Directors of the Liberty Ridge HOA got it all wrong: If the BOD had received complaints about the Renton Reporter’s weekly deliveries being left in front yards, they should have taken names and address numbers and forwarded the list to the Reporter’s staff and thus allowing them to stop deliveries to them.

Instead they forced all 425 residents, at least those who wanted and appreciated this fine community newspaper, to contact the newspaper individually, jamming up their phone lines and preventing regular business.  The board chairman was reminded that the First Amendment protecting free speech is still the law of the land and that the Reporter represents that issue with quality reporting.

Many commercial sponsors included in the Reporter and who support the newspaper were also cheated for no reason for at least a week.

Tom Winter,
Renton

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