First Amendment

Leftist intolerance is the real reality

Paulette Walter asked if I thought certain things were “fair” (Reader Input, Oct. 7). Life is not fair. Politicians created tax rule loopholes corporations legally use. Blame p ...

Do you really think such things are fair?

I have some questions for Willard Schmehl of Cool (Reader Input, Oct. 4). Do you really think it’s fair that Warren Buffett’s secretary pays more of her earnings to income tax ...

Reader trusts Jefferson

Mr. (Willard F.) Schmehl, you’re right about your question No. 3 (Reader Input, Oct. 4). Nobody has the authority to censor religious practice or speech The First Amendment says ...

Of profits and amendments

I have some questions for the leftists whose proclamations I find disturbing. Our Constitution mandates “equal protection under the law.” Yet the “rich” are continually cal ...

Don’t call Obama great

President Barack Obama is not a great man nor is he a good president. Nor does he live as a Christian and does not understand or uphold the Constitution of this United States, as I ...

Residents sound off on violent video games

A Supreme Court decision has some local community members speaking out about violent video games and parents’ responsibility to know what their children are doing. In a 7-2 rul ...

Church protest, anyone?

Is anyone out there aware of any protest that has taken place over the establishment of a Christian church within two blocks of where the First Amendment was drafted? Arthur D. Fu ...

America’s tolerance attacked on 9/11

The idea of hallowed ground is as old as religion. But, it was Lincoln who gave it a secular meaning in the Gettysburg address when he dedicated a portion of that battlefield to th ...

First Amendment’s intent is to avoid ‘official’ religion

I read the Journal’s Your Views letters of Sunday, May 11, with interest. Mr. Jim Beall, Sr. has little knowledge or understanding of the Constitution. The First Amendment doe ...

It’s a balancing act for journalism advisers

It's a weird job to have when you know you're going to occasionally rile your boss. At least that's how Rick Brown, Colfax High School's journalism adviser, has felt from time to ...