What freedom means


Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Paulette Simpson's random impressions of the Bush-Cheney inauguration are revealing. She believes that if you care about the future of our state and country, the inauguration of G.W. Bush is more important than the "circumstances" of the election. The same could be said for any coup - when people like Simpson think they can judge better than the populace what's best for the country.

She tries to describe the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration, but her catty observations undermine the "majesty" she tries to convey. She obviously spent her time judging "nylon-coated individuals," the muscle tone of some protesters and the departure of the Clintons instead of thinking lofty thoughts, such as what freedom really means. For one thing, it means equal access to the voting booth, not access of fur-clad Republicans to the inauguration of the "selected" president.

Patrice M. Parker


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