A dictatorship or a free colony? [Archives:2003/631/Letters to the Editor]

April 14 2003

Charley A.
First I would like to say that I have read your paper online now off and on for about three years and have appreciated your cause to report the news how it really is.
I found the article “True Freedom” to be well written and agree with it on almost all cases about what true freedom is. But in the quote:
“Freedom means that you can stand up against any unjust power and say “no!” That is true freedom.”…. I am also asking the same question. Is it better to have the rights of a country where the citizens do not have the full freedom to stand up and say “no!” (as in the dictatorship seen), or is it better to have a colony (one who does not have the full rights to act as a free country) where the citizens will have a greater personal freedom to stand up and say “no!”?
I understand this article was written to prove a point, but I urge you to also report All the news and present the alternatives as well. Keep up the good work.