Saturday, July 09, 2005

On Freedom

I seldom post about politics, but because I so appreciated the editorial Gerrie posted on her blog today, I just have to share another link with you. It's an editorial that appeared in our small local weekly (The Flemingsburg Gazette) this past week and is called "On freedom...and tolerance" If you have time, you might want to read some more of Mr. Townsend's editorials while you're there. He takes a LOT of heat for expressing his unabashedly liberal opinions here in our extremely right-wing-conservative rural county. This is very much a "praise the Lord and pass the ammunition" sort of area and he's been called "unAmerican" and "unpatriotic" more times than I can count for trying to tell the truth about the current administration and for urging people to become informed and to take action. But every week he keeps right on saying the things so many people don't want to hear. Kind of reminds me of some "unpatriotic" men who eventually wrote a little thing called the Declaration of Independence.

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