Letters

Human Rights Commission has become thought police

Posted: Jul. 29, 2020 4:50 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

I wish to say I was dismayed and offended upon learning of the actions of the Quincy Human Rights Commission. I was dismayed that this group would become the self-appointed speech and thought police for Quincy and champions of the cancel-culture.

While they may feel the need to protect the proletariat from troublesome and off-message content and see the opportunity for virtue signaling, they have overlooked the human rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution: i.e. freedom of speech and, by extension, freedom of thought.

I am offended that this unelected and apparently, un-accountable opinion group feels it is in a better position than the voters of a given ward to evaluate the job performance of a democratically elected representative. To paraphrase Joel Logue: I feel their actions shed light on a deeply undemocratic and Marxist thought process.

Rich Newman

Quincy