No one should be surprised about Gov. Paul LePage’s dislike for the press. History says that dictators have always tried to stifle the press and freedom of speech. In a true dictatorship, people don’t get to vote and LePage is working on that as well by trying to reverse a decision that the majority of voters made to increase taxes on people making $200,000 or more annually.

I will add one more thing to the list of people’s rights, according to the Constitution — buying “nips” and the right to bear arms. No, I am not a radical nut, so what is the connection? Ban guns and stop violent crime; ban “nips” and stop drunk driving. If that’s not the same mentality, please enlighten me.

Lawrence Small, Lewiston

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