Category Archives: Rights

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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Looking back at a career

Jeffrey Toobin, writing in the Feb. 29th issue of “The New Yorker,” gives us a refreshing look at a much discussed subject–recommended. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/29/antonin-scalia-looking-backward  

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Tough Town Hall Questions for Rep. Reed

  Congress Tom Reed will be hold a series of Town Hall Meetings on Saturday, February 20. He has not announced his schedule, yet, but the Town of Starkey (Yates) Clerk let the secret out when she announced that he … Continue reading

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