I am appalled, angry and frightened at the recent banning of several news outlets from a White House press briefing.

Any municipal, state or federal representative who chooses to speak publicly must allow access to all press representatives. Individuals may choose where to obtain information, any media or (im)partiality.

Limiting those choices by any form of government leads, not to a slippery slope, but to an avalanche that can bury us all. I wish I knew a way, other than writing this letter, to help stop the avalanche.

Stacy Ayotte

South Portland