April 1, 2021

A need for the printed word and free speech


Dear Editor:
As a long-time reader of your worthy newspaper, I wish to echo the sentiments of Bishop Basil H. Losten and Darian Diachok concerning the importance of the printed word and editorial policies, expressed in the March 14 issue of The Ukrainian Weekly. In the same breath, I should like to respond to another reader’s unreasonable demands that you, in effect, censor the opinions of your readers. Oles Lomacky ought to be reminded of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States as well as Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which clearly prohibit any form of censorship in the media of communication. In the free world all respectable publications and their readers consider this freedom of expression as self-evident.

Rockville, Md.