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Public Pulse August 21st, 2008

The Editor

Freedom of Speech Issue

Dear Mr. Davis:

More and more we are seeing our 1st amendment freedoms and, specifically, the freedoms of independent print media such as yourself, infringed upon. Political debate is stifled by these strongarmed tactics by well financed and entrenched interests. I truly hope you will engage the services of a good attorney and follow through on this for civil damages due to the publicity it has garnered, and on Constitutional grounds. There are several attorneys and firms that get involved in cases like this, such as the USJF in Ramona, and noted attorney Howard Kaloogian, of Kaloogian and Fuselier. Most recently, attorney Kaloogian and his firm won a MAJOR 1st amendment case against CalTrans in the San Diego Minutemen Adopt A Highway sign incident, where the government agency succumbed to pressure from open borders activists to force Caltrans to remove the SDMM sign. That sign now stands again on Interstate 5 Northbound near San Clemente.

Your paper is a unique treasure in this area. Send a clear message to anyone else who would consider pulling a stunt like this against you. If you allow it to go unpunished, it will invite others to act with impunity the next time you take an "unpopular" editorial stance, and we will see our freedoms chipped away piece by piece until all we have left are impossibly corrupted print and media outlets.

Best regards,
/s/Jeff Mundt
Oceanside, CA
Loyal reader and booster

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your very kind and helpful thoughts. You may not be aware of it but Palomar Pomerado Health District also confiscates and destroys our papers. We have written three critical cover stories about their obscenely overpaid president and CEO and they have sought retribution by banning our papers in their hospital. Now Tri-Cities tries to pull the same stunt.

Ain’t gonna work in either case.

Legal procedures are underway. Thank you both for your interest, your support and your suggestions.

Cheering Us On . . .

Great article on Tri-City Medical Center and the CEO pay and benefits. Keep up the good work.

/s/Bill Lewis
North County

Letters to the Editor are always welcome.

Please limit your submission to 250 words. As always, we reserve the right to edit for length, content, and good taste.

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