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Think for yourself

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. “Fahrenheit 9/11” is leading some, not all, to believe they are now well-informed. To watch this, or any, movie without discernment is abdicating your responsibility to examine and understand the important issues raised.Bandwagon mentality is perilous. History shows us that there is always a price to pay when propaganda, rather than truth, leads popular thought.Agree or disagree with Michael Moore’s assessments and accusations, but do so because you’ve weighed the evidence and applied your own wisdom. To do any less is to concede yourself incapable of wise discernment and relinquishing control of your mind to another. If that is your intention, consider well to whom you choose to give mind control.We have been given the precious freedom to think for ourselves and vote accordingly. The freedom we Americans know as an inalienable right.Our elections have serious repercussions, here and around the world. We hold enormous responsibility and accountability with our votes.May we not fail those who have no such right, to use ours on their behalf. And to honor those who still fight, not only to preserve freedom for Americans, but to make a way for others to live free.Jonni MartinCarbondale


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