Thomas Jefferson

Reader Input: God figures in nation’s genesis

Concerning Norman Pettit’s letter to the editor (“Freedom from religion a right, too,” Reader Input, July 6): Let’s review the Declaration of Independence ...

The Orleans Hotel: An evolving landmark now gone

It’s glory days were back when the main means of travel was horseback, wagon or stagecoach – back when Auburn was truly a crossroad of the northern mines, back when Sac ...

Reader Input: Revolutionaries on right track

In 1775, British troops were in the field, looking for arms caches secreted by British subjects. The reason the colonists felt they needed to stockpile firearms was confirmed by th ...

Government can keep out

You printed a letter recommending evangelical Christians join the Green Party and make “green” investments (Reader Input, Feb. 6). Would one of those be the bankrupt solar comp ...

Another View: Freedom and the Internet emerge victorious

Long ago, Jefferson warned, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” The exceptions to that rule have been few and far between r ...

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 ...

Jim Holmes — I told you so

After the Bohemia hearing I wrote Supervisor Jim Holmes expressing my distress about his speech and position on the prime issues over which he is now so irritated. Two quotes fro ...

A Return to Federalism?

A “federalist revolution” is percolating at all levels of government as power at the federal and state levels continue to expand to take revenues from local governments and fam ...

Adults are free to choose

A recent letter criticizes me for opposing a bill that gives the federal government wide-ranging control over the tobacco industry, “McClintock vote up in smoke,” (Reader Input ...