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The Bill of Rights comes to Arizona

If a silver lining exists to the explosive growth of national power over the past several years, it is that Americans are turning to their federal and state constitutions, reading them, understanding them, and invoking them to protect their rights. So the time is especially appropriate to bring a part of the Constitution to the people.
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Oct 13, 2011, 9:17 am
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I’m not being critical of this piece, but it’s listed in the opinion section…where’s the opinion? As far as I can see, this entire piece was factual.

I compliment the author. This piece was articulate, well-thought-out, and well researched. More journalism really should be this way.

Oct 13, 2011, 9:49 am
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Hi Bret,

This piece is in the opinion section because it’s chock-full of opinions, without any question as to their legitimacy.

Just a few of them: that a privately-funded monument is an appropriate use of public property; that there’s been an “explosive growth of national power” that needs counter-acting; that our rights have never before been “under such grave assault”; and - as is common with pieces penned by interest groups and lobbyists - a self-congratulatory reference to the author’s own organization.

The piece may well ring true, in your view, but it’s definitely not news reporting. Because it’s thought-provoking, we thought it worthy of posting - as the opinion it is.

Oct 13, 2011, 9:51 am
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@Dylan Smith

Fair ‘nuff.

I will say this though…I’m I’m confident enough to state that what I’m about to say is definitely NOT opinion…

There was a lot less “opinion” in this piece than pieces the Arizona Daily Star markets as “news”.


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