We Will Not Back Down
The following letter has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee:
Dear Newtown Community,
The recent remarks made by former BOE members, and the chairwoman have sparked outrage in our community. It is important to address the harmful implications of these remarks, which attempt to bring fascism to our town.
As citizens, we have the right to express our opinions and stand up for what we believe in. We will not be silenced or treated like lap dogs and punching bags. Our voices matter, and we will continue to fight for our rights and values.
The Republican contingent in our community has been distorting the message of love and inclusivity that our residents are promoting. Instead, they have been pushing their own religious agenda and trying to silence those who do not share their beliefs.
We will not stand for this kind of bigotry and intolerance. Our public schools should be a safe space for all students, regardless of race, sexual orientation/identity, and/or religious background. We must stand up against any attempts to bring religious fanaticism into our public institutions.
It is important to remember that America stands for freedom of expression and the right to hold different beliefs. We will always fight to uphold these values and protect the rights of all citizens. We must continue to speak out against any attempts to silence our voices and undermine our democratic principles.
In conclusion, we must remain vigilant and steadfast in our commitment to fight against intolerance, bigotry, and hatred. We will not let those who seek to erode our rights and values off the hook for their undemocratic and backwards attitudes. We will continue to be vocal and fight for what we believe in, and we will not back down.