In Mr. Childers' letter to the editor of July 26, the headline reads: "If you don't like America, leave it." Childers says to "ask all veterans" their opinions on the subject.

Here is mine:  I may not agree with the opinions of Mr. Childers or Congresswoman Cortez, but I will defend their right to free speech. Why? Because when I joined the Marine Corps, I took an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States. Didn't Mr. Trump, Mr. Childers, and all veterans take the same oath?

Michael Smith

Conover, NC

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