May 17, 2020
I was pleasantly surprised to read your editorial commenting on California’s response to the pandemic, which called attention to the loss of many of our liberties as stated in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
This is in response to the Letter to the Editor dated May 9, 2020, regarding the above-mentioned editorial.
I agree whole-heartedly with your fair and measured response to the Redlands writer who wanted to hear from “the other side.” I would also like to respond that he can pick up almost any newspaper locally, in our State, as well as in our nation, and hear editorials from “the other side” every day of the week. In this age of shaming people who present opposing, common sense, not to mention legal, truths, “the other side” has had their say every day for years. Thank you, Mr. Hernandez, for your willingness to speak up for your beliefs, with which many of us agree. The courage to speak one’s mind openly in this time of group-think is commendable, ethical and even moral. Keep up the good work!