American values ​​are clearly defined in our Constitution


As a retired social studies teacher, I felt like I had a pretty good working knowledge of the US Constitution, having taught it for many years to high school students. But lately, events have caused me to go back and re-read the document. very closely several times. The First Amendment promises freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and other rights.

I looked carefully to see if there was an asterisk at the end of the sentence. It seems that some people are now claiming that these freedoms may only extend to those of the “approved religion”.

And the freedom to choose which book to read – again, allowed if only their particular group approves of it. The “my body, my choice” chant is apparently limited to specific bodies that these groups endorse or belong to.

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Could it be that these individuals or groups are saying that there are limits to individual freedoms? No, because when it comes to the Second Amendment, anything goes.

We can leave the Constitution alone, but there are a few other things we may need to change. One would be the inscription on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your weary masses, your poor, your huddled masses who yearn to breathe freely.” We need to show that this no longer applies to Texas and Florida and possibly other states as well.

Also the Pledge of Allegiance – we just need to change the last line to read “With freedom and justice for some”.

Dan Pupo, Orland Park

Let’s fill these buses back to Texas

Are all those buses full of asylum seekers sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to “sanctuary cities” like Chicago leaving empty? What a waste of fuel.

May I suggest filling them on the trip home with our own state’s election deniers, QAnon true believers, white nationalists, and other undesirables.

With its governor yahoo, Texas has effectively become a sanctuary state for howlers, fanatics and right-wing idiots. I’m sure he’ll give a warm welcome to haters and crackpots from all over the country. We will all be better off.

Hugh IglarshSkokie

Rubbing elbows with the common people

Darren Bailey from rural Illinois lives in the John Hancock Building, an upscale property. He says it’s for the purpose of getting in touch with ordinary people. Moving from a rural area to a big metropolitan city is an adjustment for anyone, but usually people do it because of their job or family, not to get noticed and get votes.

So basically he doesn’t come here to be around common people. He comes here to shed light on the “hell hole”, as he calls it. If it wasn’t so pathetic, it would be hysterically funny. He is out of touch with the people of Illinois and with reality.

Louise Bajorek, Burbank


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