I voted for freedom today in Ohio — and so did everyone else across the country who voted

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  • SJH Dayton, OH
    Nov. 10, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    Huh? "I will not share my political opinions widely nor loudly. Not because I do not care about who is elected, but because I care more about preserving the freedom to choose." So voicing your concerns aloud, putting out signs in the yard, trying to educate others about government and the people involved is somehow not caring about preserving the freedom to choose? I believe that is naïve. Our freedom to vote in this country has been challenged on many occasions. Even your right to vote as a woman came about because many sacrificed, risked reticule of others, wore signs and voiced out loud and strong that this needed to change.

    As Ronald Reagan put it: Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.'

    We are in that situation NOW. Captain Moroni did have a yard sign and was vocal.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 3:18 p.m.

    Vote for freedom? What does that mean? If you vote for bigger government role to tell you what you can and cannot do. What you should and shouldn't do. How much you can make, how much you should donate....is that freedom?

    Is freedom not having government at all? Allowing those that are the most powerful and have the ability to subdue others to their will.

    Is freedom finding the right balance between government and choosing your own destiny? Where government protects your rights and freedoms, but allows you to make as much money or as little as you want. A government that doesn't tell you what you can or cannot buy. A government that serves the people and not special interest groups.

    This is the great American experiment with freedom. Hopefully, we allow ourselves to free ourselves of over protective, nurturing and caring government. Which has increased our national debt and deficit to unbelievable levels. And find a better balance of government that consumes less taxes, gives us enough services that we can find our own paths, and find a way to pay down the debt.