Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Working at Liberty.(Final)(Editorial)


Liberty works. But you have to work at it.

Many have given their lives in military service to the nation. Many others have fought against the insidious erosion of freedoms from within.

To enlist in either sort of battle requires being forearmed with a basic knowledge of the principles on which an upstart bunch of visionary colonists founded a great nation. We may be losing that battle.

Rep. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., couldn't get seniors in an advanced placement high school history class to name any of the self-evident truths enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. …

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