America’s civil rights aren’t up for compromise: Letters

America’s civil rights aren’t up for compromise: Letters

America’s civil rights aren’t up for compromise: Letters Professor Tom Campbell “America needs solutions from middle, not fringe” (Dec. 28) seems to believe any enumerated civil right can be modified to fit regional habits and customs. He casually would tailor the Second Amendment by locale, which would mean its extinction in California if legislators had their way. I won’t even address his mistake in implying city dwellers are less responsible with guns than country folk. But let’s be clear we cannot fabricate political consensus by deforming the Constitution and still call our country the United States of America. The Bill of Rights is not an a la carte menu from which we can pick and choose. — Timothy Wheeler, Upland Global poverty, a shift in focus Oftentimes it is easy to get lost in the faults of our American society, especially so in the most recent years. The issue is in doing so we frequently blind ourselves from the bountiful resources and material goods we have. This is to say that in most cases not everyone is as lucky as us. We take for granted many things ranging from the ability to get vaccinated at thousands of locations for free to the ability to sleep through the night without being awaken to bombs being dropped on us. We live in a thriving, bountiful nation and as such it is our duty to spread that. This drive is not purely altruistic because helping those in the most dire situations can […]

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