freedom

Reader input: Give thanks for living in a free country

We celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and barbecues. Many do not know the Fourth of July marks an important date in U.S. history. In 1776, the Declaration of Inde ...

Reader input: Freedom meant for all faiths

 The first amendment of the Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion.” In 1791 thi ...

Reader Input: Exercise your freedom

We are coming, more and more, into a crucial time in our country, when our liberties are being taken away. Our brave men and women have died for our freedom, that we are taking so ...

Reader Input: Freedom is best solution to problems

I have a few inconvenient questions for those who want to take away freedom in order to halt global warming. If it turns out that the Earth is actually cooling, will you be in favo ...

Reader Input: Be mindful of liberty loss

Did you know that your liberty, your freedom is being lost? Once it is gone you may never get it back. Enemies of your liberty are basic things such as the products you buy, food ...

Reader Input: Don’t deprive US of the thrills

Can’t argue with John T. Nightingale (“Liberal paradise lacks unicorns,” Reader Input, Aug. 2) that if you want free quality health care (like our politicians get ...

Reader input: Freedom is over-rated

George Orwell in 1948 wrote of his vision of 1984. Summarized from the first two paragraphs he said: “big brother is watching you,” the caption said. In the far distanc ...

Reader Input: Stop assault on our personal freedoms

In his negotiations over nuclear disarmament, “trust, but verify” was the Russian proverb used by President Reagan. Today, the American people are losing the battle of ...

Another View: Don’t let fear change us

We are grieved as a nation by the death and injuries caused by the senseless bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday.  As of the writing of this article, no group or person h ...

America’s exceptionalism freedom-based

There has been a lot of discussion lately about American exceptionalism. I think it is pretty obvious to most people that America is an unusually successful country. It does not ta ...

Don’t waste chance to speak out

I would like to wish all the Auburn Journal letter writers a very blessed Christmas and exciting New Year’s for all writers and followers. We are fortunate that our hometown pape ...

Action counts, not intention

The tragedy of today is that a “Supercommittee” has chosen to be accountable for averting the coming financial calamity. They do not understand the responsibility and the unint ...

Speak out or lose voice

I know we have all seen the bumper sticker that states, “Love my country! But fear my government.” I hope that I never see on a Homeland Security vehicle a sticker that reads, ...

Another View: In Estonia, flowers are blooming from ashes

TALLINN, Estonia — “Something wonderful has happened here. A miracle, really.” We read those words on a giant screen during a music festival marking 20 years of Estonian inde ...

US on right side of history

The Arab spring in the Middle East is the 21st century exodus from oppression to freedom. The human spirit longs to be free to pursue its own autonomy. How could the modern world o ...