Freedom of speech is American

Published 11:31 am Monday, January 23, 2017

The women’s March for America held on the Oxford Square this past weekend was good to see.

Hundreds showed up to march, focusing on equal rights and making sure the world understands that women deserve fair treatment.

The march was part of a national movement that brought more than one million to the streets of Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon and Oxford, Mississippi and many places in between. Men joined the movement. Children joined the movement. And, it was a sight to see.

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Women have had to fight for respect in the workplace and respect in general for too long. Progress through the years has come when they join together and remind that equality and fair treatment is not a given, so it was good to see many join together this past weekend.

Oxford was represented both at home during its local march and by residents who made the trip to Washington. It was enjoyable to see the imagery from both places as they made themselves seen and heard.

The backbone of America is freedom of speech and freedom to march and be heard. It was good to see this weekend that our country is alive and well.