Constitution protects people from government

Published 10:13 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dear Editor:

In a March 30 opinion piece titled “Your freedom of speech is under attack”, the writer warns us, “… my, your and his (Donald Trump’s) rights were just shredded” when the Trump campaign canceled a political rally in Chicago because of protesters. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, protect the American people from their government. They are not applicable to private citizens. The “freedom of speech” prohibits the government from restricting speech.

The first amendment protects the protestors and Trump equally; it allows him to yell, and his detractors to yell back. 

Leslie Bradner

Charlotte Court House