Opinion: Letter to the Editor: “Loudmouth” Poor Choice of Words about a Founding Father

Dear Alex. Gazette Packet writer Michael Lee Pope,

In the Nov. 21-27 issue discussing MacArthur students moving to another location during the rebuilding of their school, you referred to Patrick Henry, the person, as a "loudmouth" and I think that was a poor choice of words about a Founding Father. To refresh your history:

Patrick Henry, a former Governor of Virginia, was an attorney, planter, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

To call him what you did only reflects poorly on you, the writer.

Janet Cashion


Ed. note: No doubt this also reflects poorly on the editor (Mary Kimm) who allowed this “loud mouth” reference to make it into print. -mk

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