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I've been reading letters to the editor for years. Many times I wanted to write my opinion about some of the letters but didn't. This time I have to.
Regarding the letter from Art Wegweiser ("Unpalatable Issue," Sept. 7): I totally disagree with his outlook regarding the student protest in Plum School District regarding the lunches served.
What if your employer says that because of federal regulation he or she had to take 25 cents an hour out of your pay? Would you say, "Wow, a whole 25 cents"? I don't think so.
Mr. Wegweiser says the students are citizens and should act like citizens. The boy who started the protest is doing exactly that. He and the others are expressing their right to freedom of speech.
The letter writer said the students should be more concerned about more critical issues. Like what? Health care, joblessness, national debt, etc. These students are acting like normal teenagers. If the student who started the protest on Twitter were my son, I would be very proud of him for speaking up.
This is the opinion of a 62-year-old "citizen."
First Published September 13, 2012 12:00 am