Constitution also protects hateful speech

Freedom New Mexico Free speech and the First Amendment prevailed Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects even vile and hateful speech directed at gays, warriors and Catholics. It’s a sad-but-essential victory for anyone who believes that freedom requires legal protection of radical and outrageous ideas. Westboro Baptist Church [...]

Public records protect citizens from corruption

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedoms of speech, religion, the press, assembly and to take grievances to government officials. It’s the No. 1 item in our Bill of Rights, and in priority, in the minds of many Americans. And yet, Texas’ State Board of Education on Thursday voted to restrict students’ [...]

Quay County official vote

The Quay County official vote count for the November 2006 general was 3,675, according to the Quay County Commission and County Clerk. United States Senator • Jeff Bingaman: 2,236 Democratic Party • Allen W. McCullough: 984 Republican Party United States Representative • Tom Udall: 2,250 Democratic Party • Ronald M. Dolin: 1,004 Republican Party Governor [...]

How Quay County Voted

How Quay County Voted 2006 (vote count is based on provisional numbers) United States Senator l Jeff Bingaman: 2,231 Democratic Party l Allen W. McCullough: 981 Republican Party United States Representative l Tom Udall: 2,243 Democratic Party l Ronald M. Dolin: 1,003 Republican Party Governor and Lieutenant Governor l Bill Richardson and Diane D. Denish: [...]

We’ve all got a responsibility to the Constitution

By Lynn Moncus This week, we have been hearing and reading much about the Constitution and how very fortunate we are to have such a document. Many of us can recall memorizing the “Preamble” and the “Bill of Rights,” plus studying the entire document in our public schools and later in college. We can but [...]

Americans have mixed view on First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment, which guarantees such rights [...]

‘No’ is the right vote Tuesday

Freedom Newspaper Editorial Tuesday’s vote on Amendments 1 and 2 deserve no votes from you. They are the result of hurried legislation drafted under pressure from state leaders who believe they know best how to improve New Mexico’s public schools. Yes votes would give state leaders, including the governor, control of our public schools’ $2 [...]

Teacher’s-aide says vote ‘yes’ on both amendments

Letter to the editor By now, most citizens of Quay County are aware of the special election coming up on Tuesday. As a teachers-aide of 27 years in Tucumcari and as a grandparent of six grandchildren in the schools, I am asking the voting citizens of our county to please for passage of the two [...]

Special election still a toss up

By Angela Peacock With only six days until the Sept. 23 statewide special election Quay County educators share mixed beliefs about voting to approve the two educational amendments. Voting “yes” on the amendments isn’t even a question for Tucumcari Elementary School teachers Martha O’Rear, Ruth Ann Litchfield and Norrie Maciel. They all believe Amendment One [...]

Voters undecided as poll time approaches

By Ryan Lengerich For many Quay County parents, the Sept. 23 statewide special election vote will be a poll-time decision. But whatever they choose in the end, most agree the issues are important. Since early voting began, 118 votes have been made in person and 55 votes have been sent by mail. Those numbers are [...]