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LETTERS

If you must hate, know what you're hating

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David Robertson

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A liberal isn’t necessarily someone who rejects responsibility, just someone who believes that freedom is of greater importance; a natural or divine birthright which may often have to be defended or restored, but only in exceptional cases earned or justified. 

A conservative isn’t necessarily someone who’s opposed to freedom, just someone who believes that unappreciated freedom will inevitably be lost; and that appreciation requires an investment of effort, and thus, a sense of responsibility. 

We can’t always help how we feel, but if we’re going to hate, we should at least know what we’re hating. 

David Robertson

Elizabeth City

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