Your right to be free

Health and happiness are your right.
Insist on them.

SOME MONTHS AGO I attended a meeting between the citizens of the town I live in and certain officials who have been flouting both the law and the will of the people. The assembly was not in a very peaceful mood. When the moderator of the meeting insisted that the host of a local television program be removed instead of being allowed to cover the story, the people exploded in rage. They felt they had already been denied certain rights, and this new insult made them determined to reclaim all that had been taken from them.

In the end, the reporter was allowed to cover the meeting, and the citizens went on to let the officials know, in polite but very direct terms, that a change in both attitude and behaviour was necessary. In short, they demanded their rights.

Cross grief off the calendar
March 8, 1999

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