Hate Speech? A writer in southern California wonders

A week or so ago I wrote that I thought the current occupant of the White House should be impeached. I received many comments about that, but a couple of them really disturbed me. The comments said what I wrote was “hate speech.”

I thought what I wrote was “free speech.”
Do I open that can of worms about “race?” Do I need to do that? I have to say I’m tired of being called a racist because I disagree with Mr. Obama or the illustrious attorney general, Mr. Holder. In fact, I take great umbrage at them and others calling me that, because I don’t like what they are doing and I vote most often as a … non-committed voter.

I find it childish and immature that when someone states a view contrary to what those two gentlemen think, you become either a “racist” or a “hater”…