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Letter: Put freedom first

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

To quote Milton Friedman (who was paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin): “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”

Dr. Elrod’s go-to philosopher in his letter to the editor (“Will we be next?” Oct. 25 Readers Write), Jason Stanley, who “studied fascism closely” is not a household name. I would seek information on what fascism is from that magisterial work by Hannah Arendt, “The Origins of Totalitarianism.”

Dr. Elrod’s references to totally unconnected studies, ideas, etc., omits a singular term, “Socialism,” as a favorable form of … .  But Dr. Elrod did stick his foot out to identify Congressman Wittman and the Republican Party, who support the President’s agenda, as “fascist.” What an asinine assertion.

Rob Wittman has served his constituents and the First District ...

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