MUST SEE SPOT IN DC
By Jack Greiner
I know I am late to this party, but I don’t get out much. In any event, my wife and I were in Washington DC this past weekend, and we visited the Newseum for the first time. If you have not been there, go. If you have been there, go again. It is so worth the time.
I won’t even try to recount all of the exhibits because it would simply take too long. But one does deserve mention. There is a portion of the Berlin Wall. It’s not a big section, but it caught my eye. And I noticed something kind of profound. On the West side of the wall there was a lot of graffiti. On the east side, there was none. Repressive regimes tend to crack down on expression wherever it may arise. Remember that anytime any politician talks about reigning in speech or “loosening up the libel laws.”
I’d much rather live on the side of the wall with graffiti.