I am both saddened and disappointed to hear of Bud Wright’s decision to no longer write a column for The Daily Advance. In my opinion, he is a gifted writer and he very effectively communicates his views on many of the issues that we face today.
Granted, we have different points of view on many topics to be sure. However, I have always supported the free exchange of ideas in the marketplace of opinions. We live in a very diverse nation. There is no shortage of ideas or opinions on the many important issues that we face here in this country. A very important part of what makes America exceptional is just that: diversity and the God-given liberties that we have. I will always advocate strongly for both.
We are all in this country together. Therefore, we can all benefit from the many viewpoints from different people that can be respectfully shared. With that said, I certainly hope that Mr. Wright reconsiders his decision.
RAY CLARKE SR.