Column’s conclusions challenged Posted in: Letters to the Editor On March 18, 2020, I read a column - “Democrats, media distorting disease preparedness” - in the Bandera Bulletin that was disturbing. It used a number of disparaging terms. The First Amendment protects free speech. All people should be able to speak their minds, but not if they engage in name calling – like saying people are “lunatics” whose brains are being eaten by the “Trump Derangement Syndrome” or saying Democrats hope the coronavirus will kill millions so Trump will lose the election or referring to our previous president as a “doofus.” Free speech isn’t “absolute.” The First Amendment protects freedom of expression,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!