In the letter to the editor from Pat Duffy of Breezy Point, Pat suggests that Pete Abler's column is bigoted and that the Echo Journal is doing a disservice to Pat and other readers.

This is the typical response from leftists. If they don't like what you say, they want to shut you up.

The Echo Journal does a great service to all of us by allowing full discourse on both sides of the spectrum. Does Pat not read Don Bye's column, obviously from the left? So according to Pat we should only hear from Don, not Pete.

Pat should be afraid when open discourse is shut down, not when it is allowed. Most often these types of responses come from people who are afraid to openly discuss differing views.

Dale Probasco,