Controversy Over Marge Schott

Remarks attributed to Schott epitomize the concepts my dear mother taught me to oppose, more than 60 years ago. I have always done so.

Yet must everyone connected with sports--or any other pursuit--conform to the same beliefs? A cornerstone of democracy is the right to disagree, even if disgustingly.

America will, in the long run, support democratic ideas. Our nation progresses by being able to hear all expressions, and to go forward based on the better ones. Let's not endanger our heritage of free speech by muzzling anyone--not even this apparently retrogressive lady.

JULIAN MYERS, Century City

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