(Editor's note: This letter was originally posted to inforum.com on July 27, 2017.)

Though I like some policies of the left they have shut down and dismantled any semblance of reasonable discourse with the right. Nobody needs a lesson here on why the freedom of speech and, of course, the press is so important. Through a free and open press we can all advocate individually for a group, a movement or whatever we want, though with limitations only on advocating for violence or other criminal acts. Freedom of speech isn't about protecting when we express what our favorite ice cream flavor is; it has just as much to do with creating discourse and conflict as it has with resolving disagreement.

Over the past few years, we have seen what can only be described as militant communists, sometimes paid, attacking right-wing events while authorities do next to nothing and media outlets fail to report.

There was a time when I could see why pro-White speech was considered taboo; however, the left is now censoring something as banal as economic conservative speech through platform denial and even violent intimidation.

Being that the majority of conservatives are white, it's crucial we advocate for our civil rights. Maybe they secretly know we are correct but, in any case, if the right and its constituents don't speak up with an effective message it's over for us thanks to the left's plan for demographic displacement.

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I am going to the Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, Va., on August 12th to stand up for rural, traditional Americans. We will be rallying around the statue of General Lee, one of many statues the left is bent on demonizing and dismantling, with their sights set on Thomas Jefferson and George Washington next.

Charlottesville is not unlike Fargo in that it's a blue dot surrounded by red. The Left is organizing there to shut us down with, reportedly, 4,000 violent anti-white counter-protesters. We seek to create a contrast between our position and the left; we like debate and they don't. Maybe we will even teach the Left a lesson or two about the dangers of censorship and how angry it makes people.

Tefft lives in Fargo.

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