Constitution

Reader Input: Extend tests to the ignorant

Here we go again. A new law takes effect that requires you to pay a fee and take a test to enjoy a right granted by the Bill of Rights. The new law states “Among other fact ...

Reader Input: Time is coming to settle up

The Declaration of Independence references “... unalienable rights ... the pursuit of Happiness.” I understand an earlier version referred to the right to own propert ...

Reader Input: Our sovereignty under threat

Thank you Mr. (Joe) Nicosia (“US government frightens reader,” Reader Input, March 18). You nailed that 100 percent but with number No. 4, especially. Our lawmakers i ...

Reader Input: Citizens deserve more action

It must be mid-term election time (Benghazi, health care, immigration, minimum wage, etc). John Boehner (The Speaker with the Mouth) is now threatening to sue the president becau ...

Reader Input: Crossing a line with the divine

Elly Derr, in her plea to bring her God into our everyday activities (“May God still bless America,” Reader Input, July 1), is so misinformed on so many issues, a ful ...

Another View: We must lead by example, not by force

There seems to be a bit of ignorance (and I use that word with all due respect) for the constitutional function of the federal government. One of the few required functions of th ...

Reader Input: Constitution a work in progress

The Constitution of the United States of America was established in order to form a more perfect Union. This guideline for unity, obviously, has not yet been achieved. This is the ...

Reader Input: Tea party not to blame

I am personally beginning to become rather tired of letters published in the Auburn Journal written by Jim Beall, Sr. of Loomis. His comments are often highly defamatory – bo ...

Another View: Obama’s orders go beyond mere numbers

Those of you who’ve read my first columns know that I have been equally critical of extreme policy and ridiculous talking points from both sides. Although I have been willing ...

Reader Input: McClintock should speak to other side

Last Thursday night I went to hear my congressman, Tom McClintock, speak at the local NorCal Tea Party. He was greeted warmly and proceeded with his prepared speech. It was mostly ...