Letters to the Editor

Freedom

Almost 250 years ago, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet “Common Sense,” realized that he wasn’t alone in his arguments for freedom. Today we find ourselves back in 1776, but this time our path isn’t so clear cut.

The abuses being perpetrated by our government are just as obvious now as they were then, but instead of rising up with a collective voice, we sit idly by and watch as our hard won freedoms slowly dissolve into a puddle of apathy, political correctness and outright corruption. We feel alone as we hear the confusing debate over the obscure issues.

This is the purposeful division promoted by our political parties to keep us from uniting. After all, a citizenry that fights among itself over petty differences is too busy to notice the real cause of its problems.

John Schrand, Belleville

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