Free Speech Includes Threatening Livelihoods

RECEIVED Mon., Dec. 8, 2003

First: Hats off to the symbolism in The Austin Chronicle's Dec. 5 cover photo ["Women Dig In," News], especially for the woman with the jackhammer between her legs!
   Second: Would Louis Black and The Austin Chronicle support Chris Danze if he organized contractors against the construction of another Wal-Mart?
   Third: It seems to me these people are exercising their constitutionally protected First Amendment rights to free speech and free assembly.
   Fourth: In response to Jennifer Cee's letter to the editor ["Postmarks" online, Nov. 28], it's ironic that she's blatantly willing to use Danze's tactics against him. But, once again, it's her constitutional right to do so.
   Finally: You have to love Austin. Everyone is doing their part to Keep It Weird!
Love ya,
Eric Youngstrom
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