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As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we should recall those words near the beginning of the Declaration of Independence that changed the world.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
America witnessed a living example of those words that every school child is taught, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 5 to 4 decision, that people of the same gender are free to marry one another in all 50 states. (more…)
FILE PHOTO |Newly elected US Congressman Lee Zeldin addressing his supporters on election night at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters.
Below is a statement from Congressman Lee Zeldin, responding to President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night.
Tonight, during President Obama’s 7th State of the Union, he stood before America to share his priorities for 2015. (more…)
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Making it clear
To the Editor:
Regarding last week’s letter (“Bones to Pick”), Mr. Evangelista either misunderstood my letter or I wasn’t clear.
My non-vote in last November’s election was to protest the Democratic Party strategy of distancing themselves from President Obama. I am against such a strategy that also has racial overtones. (more…)
ART BY PETER WALDNER
Memorial Day struggles to keep its original meaning, but the day has recovered some of its essence because of the number of dead Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan this last, long, bloody decade.
Even though President Obama ended American involvement in Iraq and is withdrawing from the Afghanistan quagmire, the disaster of the Bush years of a ground war in the Middle East — thousands of deaths and injuries, two wars put on the credit card — will take at least a generation to overcome. (more…)