Category Archives: Rights

Censorship

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. Here’s a couple of photos: One photo was taken at a book burning in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, on May 10, 1933. It is described by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum … Continue reading

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Free Speech Under Threat

For all the tolerance and enlightenment that modern society claims, Americans are losing hold of a fundamental right as citizens of a free country: the right to speak their minds and voice their opinions in public without fear of being … Continue reading

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 Letter from Birmingham Jail, August 1963

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, here is an excerpt from his Letter from Birmingham Jail, August 1963: “I MUST make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, … Continue reading

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Believe it or not

   The buck stops here. — Harry S. Truman Can you believe it? President Eisenhower was embarrassed by a scandal over a fur coat and one lie he told. After Richard Nixon, accused of crime, cover-up, and lying about it, … Continue reading

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Government of, by, and for the Government.

Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile … Continue reading

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Justice Comes First

Is that the law?–Shylock “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”   Justice, not legality, comes first; … Continue reading

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Free speech

Last week, President Trump “signed an executive order to authorize the denial of federal funds to colleges that suppress student free-speech rights,” F.H. Buckley writes in the New York Post. Students who express conservative views on college campuses have been routinely … Continue reading

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No, Tom Reed doesn’t get it

The outpouring of support you saw, I think, should be applauded, and I appreciate that input and that engagement in the democratic process to make sure that voice is heard. I can assure you I’m listening.–Rep. Tom Reed No, Tom isn’t … Continue reading

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Are Assault Weapon Bans Constitutional?

Last fall I was leading a discussion at our local library about the proposed NYS Constitutional Convention. After we have been talking for a while, I made a statement that if there is a Constitutional Convention, whatever they change in … Continue reading

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Does Reed share Trump’s Values?

Today’s (Sunday, April 17) Finger Lakes Times “Insight” section’s top of the page headline announces, “Group to Reed…your endorsement of Donald Trump raises many significant questions”. The article is an Open Letter to Rep. Tom Reed. The group, Tools for … Continue reading

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