Bruce Carpenter

Thank you for a well stated, thoughtful, column advancing a thoughtful perspective on the issue of when and where carrying a firearm makes a point worth advancing.

It leaves me with several thoughts. First being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, advancing what may be an unhelpf…

CCarpenter commented on Do Black lives matter to Blacks?

You will find my answer to your questions on responsible speech in my Letter to the Editor published here on June 13th.

http://herald-zeitung.com/opinion/article_cc2eee6c-ad10-11ea-9257-7328bca509b6.html

Thank you for a fact based, well stated, and responsible reply to Mr. Whittaker’s irresponsible column. Your voice and perspective is an important contribution to an important discussion.

As our only professional source of local news and culture the Herald-Zeitung is an essential resource to our community. I am pleased to see it step forward to take responsibility and apologize when errors are made in editorial judgement. Thank you for the courage to take a stand for respo…

CCarpenter commented on Do Black lives matter to Blacks?

I have long been a member of the ACLU and defender of the First Amendment and free speech, even when such speech is abhorrent to me. However, I also believe all news media has a responsibility to speak responsibly and choose carefully which speech it chooses to publish and promote. This c…

CCarpenter commented on We can do better

Thank you for this kind, courteous, and thoughtful letter.

Thank you for making this issue clear for those paying attention. I have already commented on the issue of masks here in my Letter to the Editor of May 23:

http://herald-zeitung.com/opinion/article_7a2c275c-9c8e-11ea-8d6c-5bb4238bcd9f.html

CCarpenter commented on It’s not enough to not be racist

Thank you for this excellent editorial and its message that needs to be heard. Many people conflate systemic racism with individual racism. At this very moment, Merriam Webster is rewriting the definition of racism to acknowledge systemic racism's role in disadvantaging minorities more cl…

CCarpenter commented on A Mountaingate out of a molehill

It is a source of constant amazement to me that those so quick to defend freedom of speech seem often to object to that freedom when they object to the opinions expressed by others. Let us all remember that this is the Opinion section of the paper, not the News section. Writers and commen…