Sunday, June 26, 2022

Your own opinion?

How many times have we heard at Richland 2 school board meetings, "You are entitled to have your own opinion"?

Each time I heard it, I waited for the rest of the sentence. Here's how my brain heard it every time:

"You are entitled to have your own opinion, even if you are wrong."

The inference was that the (board member) speaker's opinion was the only right one. Your opinion was wrong, and you should change your opinion to agree with the speaker.

When I saw this on Facebook, I thought, "YES!"